Altona, Gebruder Burmester: 1788
Binding: Cloth. Blindstamped and gilt impressed. Decorat
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... View More...