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William RIDER
1775 IMPORTANT ENGLISH ALMANAC COPYRIGHT BUSTING Carnan PUBLISHING HISTORY
[] ~ AN ENTIRELY NEW RIDER RIDER, William Rider's almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLXXVI. Being bissextile, or leap year: The Sixteenth of the Reign of His present Majesty, george the Third: The Twenty-fifth of the New Style used in Great Britain. And, The First Year of almanacks being restored to Freedom from Tyranny and Dulness. Compiled by the Rev. Mr. Rider, Sur Master of St. Paul's School London. Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and G. Robinson, at Number 25, in Pater-noster-Row, [1775]. . [18]ff. Interleaved with blanks (not included in the collation). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. [Bound with:] A companion to the reverend mr. rider's almanack, for mdcclxxvi. Containing A Variety of useful Particulars. Together with a cash-book, on a new plan; More Concise than any yet Published. London. Printed for T. Carnan...., [s.d.]. [17]ff (of 18?). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. With the calendar printed entirely in red ink. Some shaving, with loss, to final lines of the last leaf. 18mo?. Contemporary blind-ruled limp calf wallet-binding, with remains of pink-ribbon tie to flap, marbled pastedown, with pockets at each end. A rare survival - unrecorded in the usual databases - of the important first appearance of a new, monopoly-busting late eighteenth-century almanac, issued by publisher Thomas Carnan (1737-88), who had in June 1775 secured a famous legal victory against what was previously considered the exclusive and ever-lasting printing privilege of the Stationers' Company. His success in the Court of Common Pleas w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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