A Miniature Georgian Almanac in a Contemporary Binding with Original Metal Stylus

ALMANAC. MINIATURE BOOKS. Goldsmith, John, active 17th century

Goldsmith. An almanack for the year of Lord God, M.DCC.LXXXII. Being the second after bissextile or leap-year. Wherein are contain’d necessary rules, and useful tables; with a new chronology of remarkable events; also, the proper days and hours for transfering stocks and receiving dividends; and a list of holidays kept at the public offices, &c. Calculated by John Goldsmith.

London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, and sold by John Wilkie, at their Hall Ludgate-Street, 1782

$2,800.00

Duodecimo: 10.5 x 5.5 cm. 8 p. A-B12

Bound in attractive, contemporary red morocco, gilt, with ornamental metal bosses and the original metal stylus. Marbled endpapers. With additional blank leaves and 2 waxed leaves for use with the stylus. First signature printed in red and black. 

John Goldsmith began publishing almanacs in the 1660. His name continued to be used on the title page of these almanacs through the 18thc.

A truly lovely copy of one of the miniature almanacs published by the Company of Stationers. Rare. ESTC records only 1 copy of this edition (at the British Library).

ESTC T35691