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Creator:
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834.
Title:
The history of the colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster : with the Charter-House, the schools of St. Paul's, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-school of Christ's Hospital.
Alternate Title(s):
History of the colleges and schools
Published/Created:
London : Printed for and published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, MDCCCXVI [1816]
Physical Description:
vi, [2], 56, 72, 27, [1], 32, 34, 22, 40, 34, 43, [1] p., [48] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 36 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 111 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2011 111 Copy 4
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A 2011 111 Copy 5
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Text by W. Combe, with the exception of Winchester, Eton and Harrow, which are by W.H. Pyne. See Dict. nat. biog., v. 4, p. 890; W. Papworth in Notes and queries, 1869.
Aquatint engravings by Daniel Havell, Joseph Constantine Stadler, J. Bluck, W.J. Bennett, and John Samuel Agar; after William Westall, Frederick Mackenzie, Augustus Pugin, John Gendall, and Thomas Uwins.
Originally issued in 12 monthly parts, 1816-17.
Signatures: [A]-H⁴ B-K⁴ B-D⁴ E²B-E⁴ B-E⁴ B-D⁴ B-F⁴ B-E⁴F²(-F2) B-F⁴G².
Gendall's original drawing for "Great school room at Rugby," reproduced in the present title, is now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Department of Prints and drawing, B1986.21.113).
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 438
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 439
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 440
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.) 3
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy (Scenery, 438). A large paper copy (45 cm), bound in half russia and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate: Joseph Neeld. The plates are hand-colored. Plate 23 in first state: masters bareheaded. Plate 26 in third state: boys playing cricket instead of washerwomen, and title re-engraved.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is the Abbey copy (Scenery, 439). A large paper copy (43 cm), bound in red half leather and marbled boards. An uncolored proof copy (of a limited edition of 25), with plates mounted on India paper. First state throughout. Plate no. 26 lettered before the addition of an overslip; in later printings, the word "School" was omitted from the title. In plate no. 23, "Westminster school room," the masters are bareheaded.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 is the Abbey copy (Scenery, 440) Bound in contemprary half leather and marbled boards (38 cm). Plates are hand-colored. Includes the "Arrangement of plates" leaf at end. The first three plates are bound in the following order: 3,1, 2. Plate 23 in first state. Plate 26 in second state, with washerwoman, and overslip over original "school" title, reading: Charter House, from the Play ground.
BAC: British Art Center copy 4 in publisher's 12 original parts (37 cm), in gray printed wrappers (with publisher's advertisements). Plates are hand-colored.
BAC: British Art Center copy 5 bound in red morocco, by Riviere (34 cm).
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
Charterhouse School (Godalming, England) -- History.
Deverell, John Croft -- Bookplate.
Endowed public schools (Great Britain)
Eton College -- History.
Harrison, L. -- Printer.
Harrow School -- History.
Merchant Taylors' School (London, England) -- History.
Neeld, Joseph -- Bookplate.
Private schools -- Great Britain -- History.
Riviere & Son -- Binder.
Rugby School -- History.
St. Paul's School (London, England) -- History.
Universities and colleges -- England.
Winchester College -- History.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1816.
Aquatints -- 1816.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Publishers' advertisements.
Contributors:
Combe, William, 1742-1823.
Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769-1843.
Agar, John Samuel, approximately 1770-approximately 1835, engraver.
Bennett, W. J. (William James), 1787-1844, engraver.
Bluck, J., engraver.
Havell, Daniel, -1826?, engraver.
Stadler, Joseph Constantine, engraver.
Gendall, John, 1789-1865, ill.
Mackenzie, Frederick, 1787 or 1788-1854, ill.
Pugin, Augustus, 1762-1832, ill.
Uwins, Thomas, 1782-1857, ill.
Westall, William, 1781-1850, ill.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
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