London: R. Ackermann, July, 1815-1828.
Engraved titles,, some folding, including hand-coloured aquatints, fashion-plates, furniture designs, allegorical woodcut plates with mounted silk, cotton and lace fabric samples, uncoloured or colour-printed plates of designs for bank-notes and playing-cards, portraits, etc. (Vol.XIV lacking the general index to the 1st series and the supplemental pp.373-479, a few plates just shaved, a few cloth samples lacking, occasional soiling, offsetting, or browning.). 21 vols. 8vo. Bound in half contemporary pebbled green morocco and marbled boards Colas 2541; Tooley 8; Abbey, Life 212. Item #257010
An incomplete run of The Repository of the Arts A RARE SET INCLUDING PARTS OF ALL THREE SERIES: Series 1 Volume XIV only ; Series 2 Volumes.I-VII, XI-XIV ; Series 3 Volumes .I-VII, IX, X. The costume plates run throughout all three series forming a beautiful and valuable record of the costume of the period.
Other series were later reprinted as separate works: Papworth Select Views of London (1815); Papworth Rural Residences (1818); Schoberl Picturesque tour from Geneva to Milan (1820); Combe Journal of sentimental travels in the southern provinces of France (1821) and Ackermann's Views of Country Seats (1830).
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