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3926. ACKERMANN R., The history of the abbey church of S. Peters Westminster, its antiquities, and monuments, vol. 2, in 4 gran., fig., London 1812.
Opera di vera e solida magnificenza, eseguita con molta perfezione, dedicata al signor Wiliam Vicent decano di Westminster, di cui è in principio il ritratto bellissimo, e ornata di oltre 80 tavole miniate superiormente.
Opera di vera e solida magnificenza, eseguita con molta perfezione, dedicata al signor Wiliam Vicent decano di Westminster, di cui è in principio il ritratto bellissimo, e ornata di oltre 80 tavole miniate superiormente.
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The history of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster : its antiquities and monuments : in two volumes.

Publication date(s):
M. DCCC. XII [1812] and 1812
Other title(s):
  • Half title: History of St. Peter's Westminster
  • Westminster Abbey and the monuments
Author:
Combe, William, 1742-1823 author.
Imprint:
London : Printed for R. Ackermann ... by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh
Language:
English
Cicognara number:
3926
Note(s):
  • Text by William Combe. Cf. BLC.
  • Dedicated to William Vincent, D.D., Dean of Westminster. Dedication signed: R. Ackermann.
  • Half-title: The history of St. Peter's Westminster.
  • Frontispieces: Volume 1: Portrait of William Vincent, D.D., Dean of Westminster, painted by Wm. Owen and engraved by Henry Meyer. Volume 2: Illustration of the tomb of Aymer de Valance, Earl of Pembroke, in Westminster Abbey, drawn by A. Pugin and engraved by S. Mitan.
  • Introductory plates: Volume 1: Plan of Westminster Abbey, unsigned -- Interior view of St. Peters, drawn and etched by J. Coney -- [Exterior view of Westminster Abbey], drawn by J. Coney and engraved by T. Dale -- West front of Westminster Abbey, drawn by A. Pugin and engraved by J. Bluck. Volume 2: North east view of Westminster Abbey, drawn by F. Mackenzie and engraved by J. Bluck.
  • The most common illustrators are F. Mackenzie, A. Pugin, and F. Huet-Villiers. The most common engravers are J. Bluck, T. Sutherland, J. Hamble, and F.C. Lewis.
  • Volume 2 has added engraved title page: Westminster Abbey and the monuments. Forming a companion and continuation of the Microcosm of London. Published at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts ... in sixteen monthly numbers.
  • Plate 4, the added engraved title page of volume 2, is known to exist in two states. In one state it is signed: F. Mackenzie delt; in the other: A. Pugin delt. Cf. Abbey.
  • "List of subscribers.": pages [vii]-xiii in volume 1.
  • "Arrangement of the plates.": [2] pages bound in volume 1.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Chiefly in English with some Latin.
Subject:
Westminster Abbey
DCL number:
567