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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. "The Boston Almanac was an almanac and business directory in 19th century Boston, Massachusetts. Its offices were destroyed in the Great Boston Fire of 1872. The first almanac was published in 1836, and continued annually until at least 1894. Just about all editions contained a chronology of major events in Boston for the previous year or two years. Each almanac contained business listings, advertisements, and often city and/or state department information. Railroad, omnibus, and horse car companies were usually listed in a separate section. Some volumes highlighted famous buildings or places (such as Mount Auburn Cemetery)."
Title: The Boston Almanac for the year 1857 Number XXII
Publisher: Boston, MA, John P. Jewett & Co.: 1857
Book Condition: Very Good+
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: A36585