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

This book is part of the collection entitled: Miniature Book Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 206 times, with 4 in the last month. More information about this book can be viewed below.

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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

These miniature books, 4 inches (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

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  • Aug. 29, 2006, 8:56 a.m.

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  • July 21, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

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Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795. Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847, book, 1846; New York. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739/: accessed September 22, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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