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AGRICULTURE FARMERS' ALMANAC, FOR THE YEAR 1886, May not be noted.
1 AGRICULTURE FARMERS' ALMANAC, FOR THE YEAR 1886 May not be noted.
Philadelphia May not be noted. 1885 First Edition Fair with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; Chipping and toning, LARGE PIECE OF FIRST SHEET MISSING. ; 0 12657 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ALMANACH ROYAL, ANNÉE BISSEXTILE MDCCLXXXVIII PRESENTE A SA MAJESTE, (Almanac ) Ed. Laurent D'Houry
2 ALMANACH ROYAL, ANNÉE BISSEXTILE MDCCLXXXVIII PRESENTE A SA MAJESTE (Almanac ) Ed. Laurent D'Houry
Paris Veuve D'Houry & Debure 1788 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
716 pages. 8vo, 192x121 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt with calf lettering piece, ends rubbed; some toning and very minor foxing. NOTES: For the year of the Convocation Generale with statistics for schools, churches, government etc. Of the 93 vols published 1700-1792 this is one of the most sought. ; 2 35024 
Price: 375.95 USD
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BEERS' LONG-ISLAND ALMANAC AND REGISTER . . . 1825  (G), Beers, Henry Andrew, Philom.
3 BEERS' LONG-ISLAND ALMANAC AND REGISTER . . . 1825 (G) Beers, Henry Andrew, Philom.
Long Island NY George L Birch At the Office of the Long Island Patriot 1824 First Edition Flexible cloth Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 68 pages; Flexible cloth covers with sewn spine, single unobtrusive black library stamp, pages worn but complete. Brooklyn's first imprint was an almanac in 1799. This issue still an early Brooklyn edition. Scarce- no copies of Beers' on line. One disbound copy offered at auction. None OCLC. Various penned comments in margins- e. G , Captain Beebe arrives th e16th from loading off Brown...is going to find fresh...?" "Stowed wheat the 10th before the flood (undecipherable ? )." Apparently this was used to mark various events as the year went by. Graphics available. ; 0 26709 
Price: 211.45 USD
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4 GERMANIA KALENER G. Brumder
Milwaukee Wisconsin Geo. Brumder 1894 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 310 pages; Orig cloth; scuffed, soiled, binding tight light browning, many illustrations- color frontis . Almanac and handbook. ; 0 32471 
Price: 28.15 USD
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HUTCHIN'S IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS. 1792, Beers, Andrew
5 HUTCHIN'S IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS. 1792 Beers, Andrew
N Y, N Y Printed and Sold By H. Gaine 1792 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [1], 35 pages; Heavy dampstain on front cover extending through 3 leaves, moderate foxing, engraving of the anatomy of man's body as related to astrology. Includes a document for the provision of paying the debts of the United States with the names attached to it being- Muhlenberg [Speaker of the House], John Adams [Vice President. ], George Washington [President] and Thomas Jefferson [Secretary of State]. Publisher's stitched binding. Last part is a table of Roads ending in those from New York to Jamaica [NY]. ; 0 29915 
Price: 140.95 USD
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6 THE OLD HUNDRED YEARS ALMANAC , UPON THE PLANETARY SYSTEM FOR THE PRESENT CENTURY 1841-1941 May not be noted.
J E Russell Paperback Very Good- with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 40 pages; Green wraps with black printing. "The state of weather of each year, month and day- the productiveness or unproductiveness of each year- the qualities of the planetary influence of the seven (sic) planets..." light chipping to wraps, unusual preservation for such a fragile piece. ; 0 1569 
Price: 70.11 USD
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THE WILTON REGISTER, 1903-4,, Mitchel & Remick
7 THE WILTON REGISTER, 1903-4, Mitchel & Remick
Kent Hill, ME H E Mitchell 1903 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95, [3] pages; ; 0 31277 
Price: 70.45 USD
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