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LONDON ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRIST 1787
Printed for the Company of Stationers 1787 - 1787. 60x 34mm; 24 pages, consisting of title-page (on verso of free endpaper) depicting the arms of the City of London surrounded by the title and date (which also shows a red tax stamp as usual) and brief contents; 4-page engraving of the Apothecaries' Hall, Blackfriars; a page of Common Notes, showing important dates, Dominical Letter (G), Golden Number (2), Epact, and Cycle of the Sun, etc.; one page per month listing moon phases, festival days, quarter days, etc.; a table of Kings and Queens of England; a listing of Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of London; a list of holidays; and a page of coinage; highly decorative full red roan, with black, red and gilt decoration to front, gilt floral design on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; contained in a matching full roan slip-case; book itself is in very good condition, with slight indentation at bottom of covers, and slight dulling and rubbing to covers where it has been handled, (but otherwise still bright); slip-case is rather rubbed and dulled, with very slight wear to open edges, but is still complete and robust. These miniature almanacks were produced from 1690, and throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Company of Stationers, and were very popular novelty and gift items. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Andrew Johnson Books]
Last Found On: 2014-08-13           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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