Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an illustrated British periodical published from 1809-1829 by Rudolph Ackermann. Although commonly called Ackermann's Repository, or, simply Ackerman's, the formal title of the journal was Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions, and politics, and covered all of these fields. In its day, it had great influence on English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
The pages have been cut (not my me) from books. Each page has some fabric samples and a description. I have Number VI June 1809; Vol 2 October 1809; Vol 2 November 1809; Vol 2 December 1809; Number XXIV Dec 1810; Number XXVI Feb 1811; Number XXXV Nov 1811; Vol 6 Dec 1811.
Typical description for each page - No XXCXV, Nov 1811. Allegorical wood-cut with patterns of British manufacture.
No 1. A fawn-coloured lustre for evening or half dress. This appropriate article has not before been introduced ofthis becoming and delicate shade. It is usually trimmed with swansdown, or other light skin, or with falls of thread lace; and is sold by Mr George, no 19 Holywell street, Strand.
No 2 A new sea-weed printed cambric, whose warmth of colouring renders it particularly adapted for the approaching winter season. It is calculted more immediately for the domestic or morning robe, and is worn with lace cuffs and frill. Sold by Waithman and Son, conre of Fleet-street Blackfriars.
3 & 4 are missing
You will see the pages have been poorly cut from the book. Some of the fabric samples need re-attaching.
Ask for photos of each page.
I would like to sell the group together. £200 for all.
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