Green cardboard covers, perhaps original. All page edges gilt, with gilt decorative trim along the extremities and a gilt decoration in the center of the front cover. Collated and believed complete with 3 preliminary leaves, A-B8, C6 plus a fold out leaf, D-I8, a-h 8, i4, )( 6, )()( 6, plus 1 last leaf and two cardboard leaves. 12 Illustrated leaves plus the frontis are found within the first part of the text but do not follow collation numbers as given in the book. Measures almost 2 ½ inches by 4 inches tall. An early German almanac, noted for its extensive genealogical and historical information on Royal and important families in Germany in Europe. This volume also contains information on gold and silver, as well as money, presumably exchange rates, etc. Also included are lists of plant names in German as well as their Latin names and other interesting information. In GOOD condition. The deep green glossy cardboard on the front cover has been rubbed away on ¾ of the surface, leaving a fainter green matte sort of surface. This is also present on the rear cover, but to a much less extent. Minor soiling and some bumping/scuffing to the extremities. Date in ink on the backstrip. Heavy creasing to the backstrip with loss to the green boards at the head and foot and along the front hinge. Front hinge has begun to split but is still intact. Interior is well bound and solid, with a somewhat faint damp stain present to the upper part of the pages, intermittent and affecting perhaps ¾ís of the book. Ink stamp/seal on the title page: an oval with what appears to 2 flags on a banner and a crown. Sketch of a man in profile, done in pencil, on a rear blank endpaper. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Gothaischer Hof Kalender zum Nutzen und ...
Publisher: Joh. Christ Dieterich, believed Printer
Publication Date: 1774
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
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