Schleswig-Holsteinischer Schreib-Calender, Aufs Jahr Christi 1789.

By: Rohlfs, Matthias

Price: $450.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Near Miniature, 80 by 53 mm. Unpaginated, 48 leaves. These include seven copper engravings, one being double paged. There are copies, not many, of this annual to be found on OCLC, but none for this year. The textual content is not quite the standard almanac fare. In this almanac weather predictions are furnished for days far in the future to when it was written. As these predictions were for whole weeks, though, they had to have been discounted as somewhat meaningless at the time. An expository piece concerns the postal service of Hamburg, which was then, as now, the largest city of the region. The gilt decoration on the cover is very much in the Rococo style. The leather case, in partial contrast, has a floral motif that has a kinship to the much later style associated with the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris, while the case's lining is a geometric design that one finds with vernacular bindings of the late 18th, early 19th, century. The binding has some soiling and wear, but remains attractive. The same apples to the case.

Title: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Schreib-Calender, Aufs Jahr Christi 1789.

Author Name: Rohlfs, Matthias

Categories: Color Plate Books, Almanacs,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: Altona, Gebruder Burmester: 1788

Binding: Cloth. Blindstamped and gilt impressed. Decorat

Book Condition: Very Good

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 005609