Philadelphia. Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank. [1781.]. Marbled paper wrappers worn and partially eroded along the spine. Overall, very good. Item #3658
A very nicely preserved example of a late-Revolutionary War-era almanac published in Philadelphia. As a "pocket almanac," this small volume had two special features -- first, apparently original marbled paper outer wrappers, and, second, interleaved blank pages for the owner's notes during the year. (The owner of this almanac, alas, was not a note writer, so the interleaved pages remain blank.) Also, befitting its intended use, the almanac measure a mere 4 1/8 x 2 1/2." A scarce little almanac, with ESTC identifying but four institutional holders. Evans, American Bibliography: 17082. Drake, Almanacs of the United States: 10135.