Moore, Damrell V. and George Coolidge The Boston Almanac for the year 1857 Number XXII
Boston, MA John P. Jewett & Co. 1857 Hardcover Very Good+
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book (approximately 5 1/3 x 3 1/2"). The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is some light fraying to the spine ends as well. The text pages are clean and bright. There are numerous pages of advertising, both at the front and rear of the book - many with wonderfully descriptive illustrations - including one for Choice Teas and Pure Coffees, with an depiction of a Chinaman, or John Andrew Designer - Engraver on Wood with a very detailed woodcut illustration. The map of Boston on frontis is in mostly clean, bright condition with foxing to the the left edge. This copy includes notations for each day of the month in the Memoranda area (There are pages for each month with the days marked and space for notations) which includes information on the weather and possibly more -- it's a bit difficult to read the script.