La Belle Assemblée links

La Belle Assemblée was a superior magazine for ladies which was published from 1806 to 1832, when it was renamed The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée. It is a particularly good resource for Regency and Georgian historians because of the beautiful engravings and fashion prints which it included each month.

A number of issues are available online, but they are surprisingly difficult to track down. Many of them have all their illustrations intact, but, sadly, not all.

Here is a list of links to the copies that I have found, together with links to the fashion prints, where available, on my Facebook page. Please let me know if you have details of links to any copies that I have not included.

Parisian full evening dress
La Belle Assemblée (Feb 1806)


Feb-Jul 1806 Vol I Part I 

1806 fashion prints






Parisian walking dress and ball dress
La Belle Assemblée (Dec 1806)


Aug-Dec 1806 Vol I Part II
No engravings to accompany the biographical sketches in this volume.

1806 fashion prints



Parisian riding habit
La Belle Assemblée (Mar 1807)





Jan-Jun 1807 Vol II  

1807 fashion prints


Evening dress and morning dress
La Belle Assemblée (Oct 1807)


Jul-Dec 1807 Vol III

Alternative link

1807 fashion prints

Walking dresses
La Belle Assemblée (Oct 1808)



Jul-Dec 1808 Vol V

1808 fashion prints




Jan-Jun 1809 Vol VI 
No fashion plates or engravings to accompany the biographical sketches in this volume. 


Evening full dress
La Belle Assemblée (May 1810)

Jan-Jun 1810 Vol I

1810 fashion prints




Ball dress
La Belle Assemblée (Aug 1810)




Jul-Dec 1810 Vol II

1810 fashion prints



Walking dress
La Belle Assemblée (Jun 1811)




Jan-Jun 1811 Vol III

1811 fashion prints

Madame Catalini
La Belle Assemblée (Jul 1811)




Jul-Dec 1811 Vol IV 
No fashion prints in this volume.



Walking dress 
La Belle Assemblée (Jan 1812)



Jan-Jun 1812 Vol V

1812 fashion prints





Jul-Dec 1814 Vol X 
No fashion plates or engravings to accompany the biographical sketches in this volume.
Opera dress
La Belle Assemblée (Mar 1816)



Jan-Dec 1816 Vol XIII & XIV  

1816 fashion prints 




Parisian walking dress
La Belle Assemblée (Aug 1818)


Jan-Dec 1818 Vol XVII & XVIII

Jul-Dec 1818 Alternative link
Jan-Dec 1818 Alternative link 

1818 fashion prints

Walking dress
La Belle Assemblée (Apr 1819)




Jan-Dec 1819 Vol XIX & XX

1819 fashion prints


 
Morning visiting dress
La Belle Assemblée (Jun 1820)


Jan-Dec 1820 Vol XXI & XXII 

1820 fashion prints 





Spring promenade costume
La Belle Assemblée (Apr 1823)


Jan-Dec 1823 Vol XXVII & XXVIII

1823 fashion prints
 

Evening dress
La Belle Assemblée (Sept 1825)



Jul-Dec 1825 Vol II 

1825 fashion prints




Opera dress
La Belle Assemblée (Mar 1826)


Jan-Jun 1826 Vol III

Jul-Dec 1826 Vol IV  

1826 fashion prints



Opera dress
La Belle Assemblée (Mar 1827)

Jan-Jun 1827 Vol V

Jul-Dec 1827 Vol VI

1827 fashion prints


Opera dress and ball dress
La Belle Assemblée (Apr 1828)



Jan-Jun 1828 Vol VII 

Jul-Dec 1828 Vol VIII

1828 fashion prints 


Morning visiting dress
La Belle Assemblée (Dec 1829)


Jan-Jun 1829 Vol IX 

Jul-Dec 1829 Vol X

1829 fashion prints




Ball dress and evening dress
La Belle Assemblée (Jun 1830)



Jan-Jun 1830 Vol XI 

Jul-Dec 1830 Vol XII 

1830 fashion prints 




Evening dress and opera dress
La Belle Assemblée (Mar 1831)

Jan-Jun 1831 Vol XIII 
No April prints in this volume.

Jul-Dec 1831 Vol XIV
No October prints in this volume.

1831 fashion prints

Opera dress and carriage dress
La Belle Assemblée (Mar 1832)
 


Jan-Jun 1832 Vol XV

1832 fashion prints




Compiled by Rachel Knowles
Last updated 9 November 2012