London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.
London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.
London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.
London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.
London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.
London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.
(Fine Binding)

London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1783.

London: Company of Stationers, 1783. (13)ff. Illustrated with a four-page engraving of the Ordinance Office at the Old Palace Yard. The almanac bears a host of useful reference information: dates of holidays and major saints' days, cycles of the moon, a table of the kings and queens of England, a list of London mayors since 1762 and one of sherrifs for 1783, and the official weights of tendered coins of the kingdom. Bound in beautifully-rendered painted boards, consisting of oil on linen. The upper board shows a bird balanced atop a flower bud with fruits gathered at the roots. In the same style, the lower board depicts a bluebird on a tree branch, hovering over a basket and foregrounded fruits. Lacking backstrip, edgewear as expected, some cracking to glue connecting leaves, else near fine. (2 3/8 by 1 3/8; 60x34mm). Item #29991

Price: $850.00

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