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Creator:
Combe, William, 1742-1823.
Title:
A history of the University of Cambridge : its colleges, halls, and public buildings.
Published/Created:
London : Printed for R. Ackermann ... by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1815.
Physical Description:
2 v. : col. ill., port., plans ; 35 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 112 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2011 112 Copy 4
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2011 112 Copy 5
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2011 112 Copy 6
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2011 112 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 112 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 112 Copy 7
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Aquatint engravings by Joseph Constantine Stadler, Daniel Havell, John Samuel Agar, J. Bluck, and Richard Reeve; after William Westall, Frederick Mackenzie, Augustus Pugin, W.H. Pyne, and Thomas Uwins.
Authorship ascribed to William Combe, 1742-1828, in Notes and queries, 1869 (article by W. Papworth) and in Dict. nat. biog., v. 11, p. 432, 434. The latter v. 52, p. 147) also gives the work in the list of Frederic Shoberl's writing.
Dedication signed: R. Ackermann.
Originally issued in 20 monthly parts, May 1814-Dec. 1815; the collected issue appeared both with and without the 16 colored portraits of Founders of Cambridge colleges (these were also issued separately on Jan 1, 1816), the "Arrangement of plates" leaf being specified as applying to copies "with and without the Founders".
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 79
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 80
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.) 4
"List of subscribers"--P. [ix]-xii.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy (Scenery 79). A large paper copy (45 cm), bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Bookplate: Joseph Neeld. Includes the 16 colored portraits of Founders of Cambridge colleges.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is a large paper copy (44 cm), bound in contemporary half roan and marbled boards. Includes each plate in two states: colored and uncolored. Includes the 16 Founders portraits.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 is the Abbey Copy (Scenery 80). Bound in contemporary half morocco with marbled boards (38 cm). Order of plates 28 and 29 reversed. Order of last few plates is as follows: 77, 92, 80, 81, 88, 78, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 89, 90, 91, 93-6. Plate 73 is signed D. Havell instead of Havell, which suggests a later state, since all other plates have initials.
BAC: British Art Center copy 4 consists of the 20 original parts, in original printed wrappers (38 cm). Plates of the Founders are present with a printed wrapper title.
BAC: British Art Center copy 5 bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco (36 cm). Lacks the portrait of Gloucester, Founders plates, and Arrangement of plates leaf.
BAC: British Art Center copy 6 bound in later gilt-tooled red morocco (34 cm). Includes the Founders plates.
BAC: British Art Center copy 7 is a large paper copy (41 cm.) with text printed on vellum. Each plate (printed on paper) is included in two states: colored, and uncolored (the latter mounted on India paper), except for the portrait of Gloucester, which is present in two uncolored plates. Includes the Founders plates. Bound in mid-19th century gilt-tooled red morocco by Clarke and Bedford.
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
Cambridge (England) -- History.
Cambridge (England) -- Pictorial works.
Clarke and Bedford -- Bookbinder.
Deverell, John Croft -- Bookplate.
Harrison, L. -- Printer.
Leigh, J.C. -- Printer.
Neeld, Joseph -- Bookplate.
Universities and colleges -- England.
University of Cambridge -- History.
University of Cambridge -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1815.
Aquatints -- 1815.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1815.
Engravings -- 1815.
Stipple engravings -- 1815.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Publishers' advertisements.
Vellum printings (Printing)
Contributors:
Agar, John Samuel, approximately 1770-approximately 1835, engraver.
Bennett, W. J. (William James), 1787-1844, engraver.
Bluck, J., engraver.
Havell, Daniel, -1826?, engraver.
Reeve, Richard, 1780-approximately 1835, engraver.
Stadler, Joseph Constantine, engraver.
Mackenzie, Frederick, 1787 or 1788-1854, ill.
Pugin, Augustus, 1762-1832, ill.
Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769-1843.
Uwins, Thomas, 1782-1857, ill.
Westall, William, 1781-1850, ill.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853.
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