Blackie's literary and commercial almanac. 1857.

Blackie's literary and commercial almanac. 1857.

Published by Blackie & Son [1856], Glasgow, 1856
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This very pocket-sized almanac manages to stuff into its miniature pages a calendar, a list of the chief European sovereigns and their birthdays and accession days, a summary of postage and tax costs, a foreign currency exchange table, and railway statistics as the "commercial" aspect, before moving on to the "literary" with assorted amusing and enlightening sayings; the booklet closes with => 40 pages of advertising for other works from this eminent Scottish publishing firm. 16mo (8.1 cm; 3.25"). 95, [1] pp. Publisher's printed salmon-colored paper wrappers, front and back wrappers with engraved vignettes; spine and edges mildly rubbed, back wrapper with small scuffs. All edges gilt. First and last few leaves lightly foxed. Bookseller Inventory # 29059

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Title: Blackie's literary and commercial almanac. ...

Publisher: Blackie & Son [1856], Glasgow

Publication Date: 1856

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