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The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics by Rudolph Ackermann – 1809, Volume 2 – covering from July to December 1809
Language – English
Beautiful book in excellent condition. No loose or missing pages. Full leather binding with gold tooling. Earlier professional restoration on the back of the book. Tight binding with no loose pages. Hinges are still strong and the book can be read without fear of falling apart.
The book contains all the coloured fashion plates and furniture plates. 2 fashion plates were issued each month and 1 furniture plate. What is truly special about this particular volume is that it contain all the wood cuts for fabric specimens (one for each month) – most of the wood cuts retain at least 2 of the 3 or 4 original fabric samples, others are complete with all the fabric samples. It is rare to find Ackermann’s Repository volume which still contains the fabric specimens, so if you want to touch/ own fabric from 1809 look no further.
Lacking are the hunting, street views and military portrait plates. Obviously this volume comes from a gentleman’s collection who used the plates for his library/ study decoration and left the ladies stuff inside 🙂
Many interesting reads inside – from political analysis, fashion trends, fashionable furniture trends to agriculture such as ” On the waste of agricultural produce” (obviously not just a modern concern).
Ackermann was considered to be the leading souse of trendy, cutting edge information for its time.
Please consult the pictures.
If you are interested in finding out exactly how the missing plates looked like, you can purchase my collector’s reference book “The Fashion Trends of Ackermann’s Repository with additional pictorial reference to all other plates issued”
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