The Pendarves copy of the first edition of Ackermann's Oxford
By ACKERMANN, Rudolph , 1814

A History of The University of Oxford, its colleges, halls, and public buildings. In two volumes.

Travel & Voyages
  • Author: ACKERMANN, Rudolph
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh
  • Publication date: 1814.
  • Physical description: 2 volumes, quarto (345 by 282 mm). 115 hand-coloured aquatint plates, including the portraits of founders in line and stipple with aquatint backgrounds, and costume plates coloured line- and stipple-engraving, with half-titles and list of subscribers, nineteenth century diced russia, covers decorated in blind and gilt tooled borders, spine in 6 compartments separated by raised bands richly gilt, lettered in gilt in the second and fifth compartment, upper cover to volume one detached, bookplate of "E.W. Wynne Pendarves", all edges gilt.
  • Inventory reference: 1945


First edition of Ackermann’s famous history of Oxford, complete with the academic dress and founders plates.


  1. Tooley 5
  2. Abbey Scenery 280.

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