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Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory.


Publication Date: 1802
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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(NEW YORK CITY). LONGWORTH, David. Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory. New York: David Longworth, 1802. 4,[65]-363,[3]pp., apparently lacking pages 5-64. 12mo. Later full calf, scuffed. Text tanned, trimmed a bit close, occasionally affecting a running headline. Good. SPEAR, p.236. SABIN 41939 (note). David Longworth published his popular almanac and directory from 1796 to 1817, after which point the publication was assumed by Thomas Longworth and continued into the 1840s. In the present volume, the almanac by Andrew Beers is embellished with an anatomical map of the zodiac and an excerpt from THE VILLAGE PASTOR, by D. Longworth, himself. The register that follows contains extensive lists of duties and other commercial concerns and a detailed listing of major New York institutions, including government bodies, fraternal lodges, insurance companies, banks, and hospitals. The City Directory lists 12,012 New York residents (and an additional 212 in Brooklyn) with their addresses and means of livelihood, providing a fascinating cross-section of New York in the late Federal period. The Brooklyn directory appears on pages 127 to 131. Despite their popularity, few of the Longworth almanacs survive, particularly those published before 1821. This copy lacks the "Catalogue of the Pictures in the Shakespeare Gallery, which would have been included as part of the text on pages 5 to 64, but the directory part is complete. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. Spear locates five copies of this scarce New York directory. Bookseller Inventory # 36928

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Title: Longworth's American Almanac, New-York ...

Publication Date: 1802

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