New England Farmer's Almanacks 1871-1880 lot x 6 manuscript visitors tripsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Lot of six New England Farmer's American Almanacks, printed 19th century Boston, 1871-1880.
Each with methodical early owners manuscript day-book type brief annotations throughout.Each is inter-leaved with blank pages, the pamphlet then hand-stitched back together by the owner with heavy thread. Each early home-made binding remains firmly and soundly stitched, a fascinating survival illustrating how early owners might alter paper books they owned to suit their own purposes.
Owner was a man of business affairs and regularly traveled around the region for meetings. Many specific names of visitors to his home as well. Curiously, no almanack appears to bear the owner's name within. A potential research project awaits to solve the mystery of who this man was.
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The (Old) Farmer's Almanack, Calculated on a New and Improved Plan, for the Year of Our Lord 1871; Being third after Bissextile or Leap Year, and (Until July 4) 95th of American Independence. Fitted for Boston, but Will Answer for all the New England States. Containing, Besides the Large Number of Astronomical Calculations, and the Farmer's Calendar for every month in the year, a Variety of New, Useful, and Entertaining Matter. Established in 1793. By Robert B. Thomas.
Published Boston by Brewer & Tileston [& W. Ware].
Lot includes 6 annual issues; 1871, 72, 73,74, 79, & 1880.
Each booklet measures: 7 1/2" H X 5" W.