Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Description

Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.

Physical Description

32 pages ; 80 mm. (3 3/16") high;

Creation Information

Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795. 1846.

Context

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  • David Felt & Co.
    Publisher Info: David Felt & Co. was begun by David Felt (1793-1873) as "Stationers' Hall" in Boston in 1815. About 1825 the company moved to New York, and in about 1834 David's brother Willard Felt joined the firm (thereafter called David Felt & Co.). A printing plant was opened in Brooklyn, and a branch in New Orleans. The firm sold blank books, almanacs, stationery, visiting cards, etc.
    Place of Publication: New York

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  • Main Title: Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847
  • Added Title: Astronomical diary for 1847

Description

Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations.

Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.

Physical Description

32 pages ; 80 mm. (3 3/16") high;

Notes

Example of a pocket-sized almanac from the mid 1800's. This one intended for use in New York and the "middle states".

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Miniature Book Collection

The Miniature Book Collection presents a small selection of tiny treasures from the holdings of the University of North Texas Libraries' Rare Book Room. These miniature books, 4" (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

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  • 1846

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  • 1840 - 1849

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 29, 2006, 8:56 a.m.

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  • Dec. 17, 2009, 2:48 p.m.

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Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795. Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847, book, 1846; New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739/: accessed February 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.