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


Publication Date: 1806
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, 1806. [5]-444,[4]pp. 12mo. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Minor tape repair at lower edge of leaf following p.444, faint dampstain in lower third of pp.373-84, else near fine. SPEAR, p.238. An excellent copy of Longworth's 1806 almanac and New York City register and directory. David Longworth published his popular almanac and directory annually from 1796 to 1817, after which point the publication was assumed by Thomas Longworth and continued into the 1840s. Longworth commences the present issue with a commentary on New York's surpassing of Philadelphia as America's true "centre of wealth and population," in response to a young Philadelphian's suggestion to the contrary. The almanac that follows is accompanied by rhymes, anecdotes, and an anatomical map of the zodiac. The New-York Register contains extensive lists of duties and other commercial concerns, in addition to its listing of major New York institutions, including government bodies, fraternal lodges, insurance companies, banks, and hospitals. The City Directory lists 13,536 New York residents with their addresses and means of livelihood, providing a fascinating cross-section of New York at the dawn of the 19th century. With twenty-three advertisements throughout the text, several of them illustrated. Despite their popularity, few of the Longworth almanacs survive, particularly those published before 1820. Spear locates five copies. Bookseller Inventory # 47814

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

Publication Date: 1806

Binding: Hardcover

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