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Lot 2: ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH
Rare BooksPlatinum House
November 21, 1996
New York, NY, USA
Description: publisher. A History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments. 80 hand-colored aquatint plates; hand-colored line-engraved plate; uncolored engraved portrait; plan. Half-titles. 2 volumes. Large 4to, 343 x 282 mm, contemporary diced tan calf with red morocco lettering pieces, expertly rebacked retaining original backstrips; some offsetting from plates, scattered foxing on text leaves; marbled edges. ATTRACTIVE, WIDE-MARGINED SET. London, 1812 FIRST EDITION. Volume 2 frontispiece ("Aylmer de Valance") signed "A. Pugin." Abbey Scenery 214.