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Miniature books. Taschen Kalender für das Schalt-Jahr 1824

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Estimate: £150 - £200
ca. US$191 - US$254
Price realised:  n. a.
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Miniature books. Taschen Kalender für das Schalt-Jahr 1824, Leipzig: Schreibers Erben, 1824, engraved throughout, including frontispiece, 30 leaves printed on one side, each month headed by an engraved oblong vignette of domestic or rural scenes, lists of abbreviations and signs, including zodiac signs, and eclipses, followed by a map of Leipzig and two engraved plates, one of boatmen on a river and the other of geese in front of a rural chapel, original yellow wrappers, each cover with decorative border and central design printed in red, lower right corner of front cover a little rubbed, 47 x 37mm, in original slipcase, together with London Almanack for ye Year of Christ 1728, the Company of Stationers, [1728], engraved throughout, including a single-page allegorical plate (possibly originally folding), all leaves printed one side, red ink duty stamp to title, first two blanks with early ink ownership inscription and verse, dated 1740, close-trimmed at fore-edge, affecting plate, a little wear to some fore-edges, front hinge split, contemporary gilt-decorated black morocco (rubbed), lacking clasp, 55 x 31mm, plus London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1774, the Company of Stationers, [1774], engraved throughout, including four-page view of The New Sessions House, all leaves printed one side with blanks adhered, partial red ink duty stamp to title, one opening split at gutter, Dutch floral endpapers, edges close-trimmed, original boards, some wear to extremities, 57 x 34mm, in original two-part slipcase covered with Dutch floral paper, and New London Almanack for the Year 1777, for G. Robinson, [1777], engraved throughout, including four-page view of The Scavoir [sic] Vivre, St James's Street, all leaves printed one side with blanks adhered, soiled with some dampstaining to lower outer corners, title creased, stitching strained, edges close-trimmed, affecting some text at head and view at fore-edges, Dutch floral endpapers, contemporary gilt-decorated red, dark green and black morocco, upper edge of rear cover chipped, 57 x 35mm (Qty: 4) First item not in Bondy or Gumuchian. Second and third items: Bondy pages 39-41; Gumuchian 4102-4109 (for other years). For many years the Stationers' Company had the monopoly on publishing London Almanacks. However, this was successfully challenged by Thomas Carnan during the 1770s, after which London Almanacks were produced by various publishers including G. Robinson and of course Carnan himself.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books
Date of the auction: 20 Jun 2019
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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