£70.00

Publisher

Imprinted for Charles Tilt, Bibliopolist, in Fleet Street.

Place

London

Date

1836

Item Description

12mo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. 60 pp. + 4 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, spine darkened 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. An 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 bathing at Brighton from beach huts, a family of seven moving all their possessions on foot on Michaelmas Day and workmen eliciting tips on Boxing Day. The Comic Almanac was published, 1835-53.

[Stock No. 25761]

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