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A History Of The University Of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, And Public Buildings. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.(II.)

William Combe

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London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, By L. Harrison And J. C. Leigh, 373, Strand, M.DCCC.XIV

Physical Description

2 vols.; 355 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: xiv, [2], xxv, [1], 275, [7] p., engr. frontis. port., [42] pl. - Vol. II: 262, [6] p., engr. frontis., [71] engr. pl. Originally issued in parts (1813-1814). Later issued with the plates in a different sequence and 33 additional engraved plates of portraits of the College Founders. The frontispiece of Vol. I is a stipple engraved portrait of the dedicatee, Lord Grenville, after a portrait by William Owen R.A. engraved by Henry Meyer.


Vol. I: [Half-t., frontis, t.p., dedic.] - Introduction. - Arrangement Of The Plates For The History Of Oxford, Including The Founders. - List Of Subscribers. - Arrangement Of The Plates. - The City Of Oxford. [and pl.] - [Text, and pl.] - Index To The First Volume. - Vol. II: [half-t., frontis., t.p.] - [Text, and pl.] - Index To The Second Volume.


For a full list of the plates see Abbey, Scenery, 278 (p. 185-188); Upcott, p. 1098-1102; or Tooley, p. 13-17.


The front pastedown in each volume carries an armorial bookplate, 'Joseph Ablett, Llanbedr Hall, Ruthin.'

Binding Note

Spine title in gilt letters on red leather, 'History Of The University Of Oxford', 'Vol. I. [II.]' and '1814'.


University of Oxford History ; Pictorial works, University of Oxford ; Pictorial works