Farmer's Almanacs 1850-1859 lot x 10 early Exeter NH owner notes deathsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Lot of ten (10) different annual American Almanacks, printed 19th century Boston, 1850-1859. All apparently owned by an Exeter, NH man who knew many people in his community.
Each with methodical early owners manuscript day-book type brief annotations inter-leaved throughout with blank journal pages by the original owner. Each almanac was then neatly hand-stitched back together by the owner with heavy thread.
Each early home-sewn binding remains firmly and soundly stitched, a fascinating survival illustrating how early owners might alter paper books they owned to suit their own purposes. Imagine doing this to an almanac today!
Owner was regularly traveled around the region for meetings and to see people. Many contain extensive long lists of everyone who died in Exeter during the previous year. Curiously, no almanac 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, 1850-59...Fitted for Boston... Variety of New, Useful, and Entertaining Matter. Established in 1793. By Robert B. Thomas.
Published Boston by Jenks, Palmer & Co. or Hickling, Swan & Brown.
Lot includes 10 issues; 1850-59.
Smallest booklet measures: 7 1/4" H X 4 7/8" W.
Largest booklet measures: 8" H x 5" W.