SOLD - The Costumes of the Members of the University of Oxford - Nathaniel Whittock Circa 1840 - Published for the Proprietor by J. Robins, London Containing seventeen fine hand coloured engraved plates on accordion style strip, folding out to 4 feet (1.22 metres). With engraved title.

Portraits, with the names of each wearer in brackets:
Scholar (W. Carter); Commoners (J. Stewart, H. Sibthorpe); Gentleman Commoner undress gown (Charles Mundy); Gentleman Commoner dress gown (Dr. Estean (?) of Christ Church); Nobleman undress gown (Lord Seaham); Nobleman dress gown (Lord Athlone); Bachelor of Arts (Revd. Dr. Stewart); Bachelor of Civil Law (W.B. Heathcote subwarden of New College); Masters of Arts (J.H. Vernon, J.H. New); Doctor of Divinity (Dr. Pusey); Doctor of Music (Dr. Elvey of New College); Doctor of Civil Laws dress gown (W. Young); Pro. Proctor (W. Bloxam); Proctor (E. Dayman, R. Jolley); Doctor of Divinity dress gown (Dr. Pusey); Chancellor of the University of Oxford (The Duke). [names according to a document held in the Lincoln Archives]
  Nathaniel Whittock [1791-1860] was a Victorian topographical engraver, who published a series of bird's-eye views of cities such as York, Oxford and Hull. During the 1830s he also produced the publication, The Costumes of the Members of the University of Oxford, in three variants, this one consisting of 17 hand-drawn illustrations in accordion fold, a single folding plate containing a series of 47 hand-coloured figures of Cambridge University members in various types of academic dress, and a single folding aquatint plate showing all students in front of the Divinity school with the Clarendon Building in the background. He is also remembered as a a prolific writer of instruction books such as The Construction and Design of Shop Fronts (1840).   Condition: Very good, small mark to front board, one or two small [1mm] spots to plates, small chips to pastedown on inner hinge.   Ref: 105317   Price: HK$ 0