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Author: Ackermann, R.
Title: A History of the University of Cambridge, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. In Two Volumes.
Price: 3000.00 including postage and packing within the UK. Overseas postage extra.
Publishers: R. Ackermann 1815
Hardcover in good condition no dust-wrapper.
Description: Contemporary gilt panelled calf, elaborately decorated. Rebacked but retaining original spines, later red title labels to spines. Edges gilt. Large 4to. 296pp; Additional half title, uncoloured engraved portrait frontispiece, list of subscribers, seventy-nine aquatint and engraved plates, all with contemporary hand colouring. Hinges cracked, but binding remains secure. Binding rubbed and worn with corners repaired. Bookplate of Douglas Lowe to rear pastedown in vol. 1 and front pastedown in vol. 2. Some offsetting of plates to text, plates generally clean and bright. A wide margined copy without the sixteen 'founders' plates. A heavy set, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (a4)
Book Reference: A4GLTBRN22B

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