ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834, publisher). The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster; with Charter-House, the Schools of St. Paul's, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-School of Christ's Hospital. London: Printed for and Published by R. Ackermann, 1816. 4to (336 x 275mm). Text by W. Combe and W. H. Pyne, 48 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates after Westall, Mckenzie, Pugin and others (plates lightly offset onto text, some very light spotting, but plates generally very clean). Contemporary panelled calf gilt, gilt edges (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Richard William Penn Earl Howe (armorial bookplate); catalogue description laid down on front free endpaper. FIRST EDITION, with issue-point plates in the following states: "Winchester College, from the Meadow" dated Jan. 1, 1815; "Westminster School-Room" with bareheaded Masters; and "Charter-House, from the Play-Ground" depicting a cricket match. Abbey Scenery 438; Hardie p. 311; Prideaux pp. 126 & 332; Tooley 3.