During its run, from 1809 until the end of 1828, Ackermann’s Repository was the leading source of information for Regency Britain. It covered wide range of subjects – from poetry and politics to the latest trends in fashion, art, furniture, and architecture.
Today, almost 200 years later, their fashion trends collection is still considered the greatest collection of fashion plates. Their unbeatable delicacy of hand colouring and print execution makes them a treasure for many collectors.
Each year more of them disappear into museum and private collections, becoming increasingly rare and unreachable for new admirers.
For everyone who is lucky to hold one Ackermann’s treasured editions, I offer a quick visual guide to what has been offered by the Repository, in the form of coloured and black and white plates, for the duration of their publication.
In this volume you will find quick pictorial reference to all the plates (both coloured and black and white) issued in the first 5 years of the Repository’s run (1809-1813). Prominence was given to the fashion plates since they are the only consistent theme throughout the life of the magazine and the most sought after today.
The book is meant to be a reference guide for all collectors of the fine Ackermann’s engravings both in bound volumes and loose plates.
We personally advocate conservation and preservation. These beautiful books have become more and more rare. Keep them safe. If you have a loose plate collection, please do not frame or display it, use a quality reproduction instead, because no matter how protective the glass is – the paper and the colours will be damaged over time.
Enjoy the beauty of times long gone!
Volume 2 of the series – The fashion trends of Ackermann’s Repository 1809-1813 is now available for sale.
Volumes 3 and 4 completing the series will be available early 2019.
More similar titles to come later in 2018 and early 2019
100 years of hats – 1800-1900 – trough fashion plates (working title) – a pictorial year by year (that is right, every single year will be represented with the popular styles published in various French and British fashion periodicals) account of the popular headgear – HATS
Mourning fashion styles in Regency and Victorian Society (working title)- through fashion plates (working title) – Mourning etiquette was strictly adhered to in Regency and Victorian era Europe. View some of the striking Gothic and Victorian fashion styles for ladies and children.