The History of the Charter-House

London: R. Ackermann, 1816. First edition. Quarto, 14 x 11 inches. Title page (verso blank) 32 text pages, plus five colored engravings (1816 watermark), with the directions to the binder slip. Contemporary boards, hand lettered on the front, uncut, rebacked. Usual offset from the plates to facing pages, occasional spotting to text leaves, the plates are clean. Plate 2 (Charter House School / from the Play Ground) is in the first state, though on unwatermarked paper. This separate issue, with its specially printed title page (not in the Abbey copy), appears very uncommon in trade. Abbey, Scenery, 442. Item #31435

Price: $950.00

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