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Creator:
Combe, William, 1742-1823, author.
Title(s):

A history of the University of Oxford : its colleges, halls, public buildings : in two volumes.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1814 [i.e. 1813-1815]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 45 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A L 1 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A L 1 Copy 2
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Folio A L 1 Copy 5
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Classification:
Books
Notes:
This work is included in Combe's list of his own writings, published in Gentleman's magazine for May, 1852. The Dict. nat. biog. (v. 11, p. 432, 434) ascribes the authorship to Combe, but also includes the work in list of Frederic Shoberl's writings (v. 52, p. 147) British Museum Catalogue enters it under both Combe and Shoberl.
Engravings by John Samuel Agar, W.J. Bennett, John Bluck, Daniel Havell, John HIll, Robert Hills, Frederick Christian Lewis, George Robert Lewis, Henry Hoppner Meyer, Richard Gilson Reeve, Joseph Consantine Stadler, Thomas Sutherland, and William Westall; after Charles Jarvis, Frederick Mackenzie, Frederick Nash, John Nash, William Owen, Augustus Pugin, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Thomas Uwins.
Also issued in 20 parts, 1813-1814; an additional part consisting of founders' portraits issued in 1815.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 278
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 279
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 280
BAC: British Art Center has 5 copies. Copy 1 is Abbey S 278. Large paper copy, uncut, with colored plates. In copy 1 the list of plates is the second issue with the founders; plates 1, 15, 50, 78, and 84 (as given in Abbey, Scenery, 278) are in the first state. Copy 1 has the bookplate of Joseph Neeld.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is Abbey S 279. Large paper copy with plates in two states, colored and uncolored, the latter on india paper, mounted. Plates 1, 15, 39, 50, 74, 78, 84 and 94 are in the first state. The subscription list and the list of plates (the first issue without the founders) are bounded after p. xxv in v. 1. From the collection of F.T. Alpe.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 is Abbey S 280. On ordinary paper with colored plates. Plates 1, 39, 50, 74, 78 and 84 are in the first state. Plate 39 is misbound after plate 28a. The list of plates is the first issue.
BAC: British Art Center copy 4 issued in 20 parts with an additional part comprising the founders' portraits. Advertisements on wrappers and on slips inserted in parts 3, 10, 14, 19 and 20. Errata slip in part 18. The list of plates is the second issue. Plate 1 and 78 are in the first state.
BAC: British Art Center copy 5 is a large paper copy printed on vellum. Includes two copies each plate, colored and uncolored. Contains an additional "Arrangement of plates" leaf. Bound in contemporary red gilt-tooled morocco, by Clarke and Bedford. Armorial bookplate: Sans changer.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 5
Cordeaux, E.H. Bibliography of printed works relating to the University of Oxford, 25
Subject Terms:
Alpe, Frank Theodore, d. 1952 -- Provenance.
Architecture, Domestic -- England -- Oxfordshire -- Pictorial works.
Clarke and Bedford -- Bookbinder.
Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1813-1815.
Harrison, L. -- Printer.
Leigh, J. C. -- Printer.
Neeld, Joseph, 1789-1856 -- Bookplate.
Stipple engraving -- Specimens -- 1813-1815.
Universities and colleges -- England -- Oxford -- Pictorial works.
University of Oxford -- History.
University of Oxford -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1813-1815.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853.
Agar, John Samuel, approximately 1770-approximately 1835, engraver.
Bennett, W. J. (William James), 1787-1844, engraver.
Bluck, John (Printmaker), engraver.
Havell, Daniel, -1826?, engraver.
Hill, John, 1770-1850, engraver.
Hills, Robert, 1769-1844, engraver.
Lewis, Frederick Christian, 1779-1856, engraver.
Lewis, George Robert, 1782-1871, engraver.
Meyer, Henry Hoppner, 1783-1847, engraver.
Reeve, Richard Gilson, 1803-1889, engraver.
Stadler, Joseph Constantine, engraver.
Sutherland, Thomas, approximately 1785-approximately 1825, engraver.
Westall, William, 1781-1850, engraver.
Jarvis, Charles, 1675?-1739, illustrator.
Mackenzie, Frederick, 1787 or 1788-1854, illustrator.
Nash, Frederick, 1782-1856, illustrator.
Nash, John, 1752-1835, illustrator.
Owen, William, 1769-1825, illustrator.
Pugin, Augustus, 1762-1832, illustrator.
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, illustrator.
Uwins, Thomas, 1782-1857, illustrator.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
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