Lot 1: The Repository of Arts, Second Series, Vol. X, July-December, 1820
15th June 2017
Author: Ackermann, Rudolph, publisher. Title: The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c. Second Series, Vol. X, July-December, 1820. Place Published: London. Publisher: R. Ackermann. Date Published: 1820. Description: 375,  pp. With decorative frontispiece and 36 plates, many hand colored. (8vo) quarter calf and marbled boards, raised spine bands, decorated compartments, title lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. The Repository of Arts, "a monthly magazine, begun in 1809, featuring fashion and social and literary news, continued for twenty years, during which time 1432 hand-colored plates appeared in it. It remains an important sourcebook for Regency style and fashions. Ackermann employed not only the architectural draughtsman Augustus Pugin, but also a figure drawer of genius, Thomas Rowlandson, who filled the interior views of London's landmark buildings with convincing life' (John Ford for DNB) Issued monthly between January 1809 and December 1828, the magazine featured exceptionally fine hand-colored aquatint plates on diverse subjects, including views, the latest fashions in women's dress, furniture designs, specimens of papers, upholstery and dress fabrics etc. Condition: Light wear to binding; interior solid with light toning and occasional light spotting, generally not affecting plates; very good or better.
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