Item #595 THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS. Rudolph Ackermann, William Combe, text.
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS

THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS

London: R. Ackermann, 1812. First Edition. 1/2 Calf. THE HISTORY OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. PETER'S WESTMINSTER; ITS ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS
Ackermann, Rudolph and William Combe (text)
Published by R. Ackermann, London, 1812

First Edition. Volume I. xviii, 330, [6 Index at rear of vol I.], Volume II. [4], 275 [276 blank], [4 Index] pages. Collated and complete with all eighty-three aquatint plates. Frontispiece portrait of William Vincent and plan of Westminster are uncolored as indicated in Abbey #213. Illustrated [by F. Mackenzie, A. Pugin, J. Bluck, T. Uwins, G. Shepherd, J. Hamble, T. Sutherland and others]. 13.5 inches tall by 11 inches. Frontispiece is uncolored engraving of William Vincent. Missing ½ titles and frontice of Aymer De Valance, with slight remains of off setting from that plate.
Bound in ½ calf recent re-back and corners onto old boards. Paper repair to portrait in Vol I. Heavy foxing confided to a select few pages in Vol II. Pages 184 – 200 not affecting plates, usual off-setting of plates but not affecting the plates, all plates are clean and bright. Apart from the afore mentioned all text is bright.
"The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments" is a significant work authored by Rudolph Ackermann. Published in two volumes in 1812, it provides a comprehensive account of the Westminster Abbey, one of the most iconic and historically significant religious structures in London, England. Rudolph Ackermann, a prominent publisher and lithographer of his time, was renowned for producing high-quality illustrated works on various subjects, including architecture, topography, and history. "The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster" is one of his notable contributions to the literature on British heritage. The book delves into the rich history of Westminster Abbey, tracing its origins from the Anglo-Saxon period to the time of publication. It explores the architectural features, antiquities, and monuments within the abbey, providing detailed descriptions and historical context for each. Ackermann's work is highly regarded for its meticulous research, vivid illustrations, and engaging narrative style. It offers valuable insights into the cultural, religious, and artistic significance of Westminster Abbey, making it a valuable resource for historians, scholars, and enthusiasts interested in British history and architecture. Overall, "The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster" by Rudolph Ackermann remains a landmark publication that continues to be studied and appreciated for its contribution to the understanding and appreciation of one of England's most iconic landmarks.
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