German art publ. and bookseller who opened a shop in the Strand, London,
in 1795. He introduced art lithography to Britain, 1817. A. publ. various
ill. magazines, e.g. Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions,
etc., topographical books, e.g. History of the University of Oxford
(2 vols, 1814), The Microcosm of London (3 vols, 1808—11), and many
travel books, employing artists such as Rowlandson and A. Pugin. The
illustrated annual Forget-me-not (begun 1825) was another of A.'s
typographic and artistic successes.
History of Oxford
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