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The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions etc. Third Series. Vol.1 1823

London: R. Ackermann, [1823]
Tooley 8; Abbey 'Life in England' 212
London: R. Ackermann, [1823]

Third series vol 1. 1823. 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards with twin gilt fillets. 'Volume XV' on the spine. Also contains advertisements for "Forget me not a Christmas and New Year's gift for 1823" and "Tour of Doctor Syntax in search of the picturesque". Gilt in rule to boards; flat spine with decorative repeat gilt motifs in compartments, title in gilt to spine. Spine 'sunned' and board extremities rubbed and worn in places; corners 'bumped'. Hinges cracked and worn. Coloured plates protected by tissue guards, text with some toning and offset. Coloured plates in order: Series 3 - Volume 1. Part 1, Jan 1823. 1. Frontis. Entrance Front of His Majesty's Cottage. 2. Coloured woodcut title page. 3. His Majesty's Cottage as seen from the Lawn. 4. Morning Dress. 5. Ball Dress. Feb 1823. 6. Coloured woodcut title page. 7. Cranburn Lodge. 8. Cranburn Loge. (Back Front) 9. Evening Dress. 10. Head Dresses (5 figs). 11. Lady's Work Table. March 1823. 12. Coloured woodcut title page. 13. Front View of Frogmore House. 14. The Ruins, Frogmore. 15. The Hermitage, Frogmore. 16. Walking Dress. 17. Evening Dress. April 1823. 18. Coloured woodcut title page. 19. Chiswick House (Principal Front). 20. Chiswick House. Garden Front. 21. Mr. Blades Upper Show Room. 22. Morning Dress. 23. Evening Dress. May 1823. 24. Coloured woodcut title page. 25. Sion House. 26. The Park Entrance. Sion House. 27. Promenade Dress. 28. Evening Dress. 29. Cabinet Bookcase. June 1823. 30. Coloured woodcut title page. 31. Deepdene. The Seat of T. Hope Esq. 32. The Rookery. Seat of R.Fuller Esq. 33. Carriage Dress. 34. Ball Dress. 35. Fashionable Furniture.