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Pauline Agius. Introduction by Stephen Jones. Marlborough. The Crowood Press. 1984. First edition. Publisher's cloth, dust jacket. 200 pages. 188 reproductions of colour and b&w plates. 280 x 250mm (11 x 9¾"). 1.5kg. 0946284504. English. Very good; light shelf wear to dust jacket, slight fading to spine; internally clean with no inscriptions.An essential work of reference on Regency furniture and interiors for dealers, collectors and scholars.'No record of Regency society is more vivid than Rudolph Ackerman's celebrated journal, The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics. Published from 1809 to 1828, it devoted space to all things fashionable and every month for almost twenty years included hand-coloured plates of furniture, drapery and interiors, providing an unrivalled visual record of Regency taste and design. Now nearly two hundred of these plates have been assembled for the first time in a single volume, together with their accompanying descriptions...Furniture for dining rooms, drawing rooms, studios and boudoirs, cabinets, bookcases, bureaux, plant stands, chaises longues - indeed, every facet of Regency furniture from window drapes to mechanical chairs is accurately portrayed and described. Ackermann's descriptions provide a wealth of detail about materials, finishes and colour schemes.' (from the blurb).