Imprinted for Charles Tilt, Bibliopolist, in Fleet Street.





Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. 56 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's catalogue. Bound in early half red morocco, gilt, over marbled boards, enclosing original paper wrappers, with comic Signs of the Zodiac on front wrapper. Extremities a little worn, some browning of margins and occasional foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 12 plates engraved by George Cruickshank, one for each month and by wood engravings in text. Decorated by title page vignette. First edition of this almanac with the usual useful information, notable daily events, sun rise and sunset and the phases of the moon, etc., but enlivened by comic season's signs and weather comments and by verses and articles. The brilliant illustrations by George Cruickshank (1792-1878) include city street and indoor scenes, with people struggling against the weather, boys collecting for the guy, a May Day procession and a fair. The Comic Almanac was published, 1835-53.

[Stock No. 25762]

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