Title: trennes mignonnes, curieuses, utiles et ...
Publisher: chez Henri Dieterich, Gottingen
Publication Date: 1811
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
12mo (134 x 84mm). 172pp., [38pp.] (Supplement), [ii] (Table and advertisement leaf). Text in French. Engraved frontispiece of Antinous and 7 full-page engraved vignettes of seasons; figures in costume, and views of countryside, four are signed by Hogarth. Later marbled paper covered boards; (margins trimmed lightly browned; corners worn). Rare French Edition of the pocket Almanac of Gottingen (also known as the Gottingen Taschenkalendar). Well preserved with several fine illustrations depicting fashionable figures, many designed after Hogarth. Divided into two parts, the first part contains the calendar, genealogy of the Royal Houses of Europe and the second part has instructive and entertaining stories, with the usual almanac information added at the end, including a report of new inventions, tables of weights and measures, money rates, statistics or the population of almost 350 cities. The almanac de Goettingue was one of the best illustrated almanacs of its time, it was published in 37 volumes from 1776 until 1813, most of these volumes were printed in German and French editions. Gottingen is an old German city which has medieval roots dating from 1150 and 1200. It has a famous university (Georg-August-Universitat) which was founded in 1737. The 1811 edition is important for its plates from Stedman's Narrative. The almanacs are collected for their Hogarthian engravings. Bookseller Inventory # 6592
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