London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 1814. Two volumes. Quarto. Contemporary calf, spines gilt extra, rebacked at an early date with the original backstrips laid down. Illustrated with 115 plates (including the 33 plates of the Founders) most of them colored aquatints. Upper joint of first volume cracked (but cords remain sound), extremities worn, some offset from plates, bound without the half-titles, 1820 inscription in each volume, followed by 1902 inscription from heir of original recipient, marginal discoloration to lower fore-tips of prelims to first volume, but a good set. Item #WRCLIT46383
A later copy, on ordinary paper, including the portraits of the Founders (published in 1815) and the adjusted index to the plates. The frontis to the first volume is in the preferred state, with 'Cambridge' instead of 'Oxford', but several of the other key plates are in their later states. TOOLEY 5. ABBEY (SCENERY) 278-80.