Philadelphia: Printed by Andrew Steuart, . pp. including one in-text woodcut illustration. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Lambert in outer margin of p.. Edge wear, some soiling to titlepage, scattered foxing. Else very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM37675
The sixth annual UNIVERSAL AMERICAN ALMANACK by "Andrew Aguecheek" (the pseudonym is taken from the character in TWELFTH NIGHT), containing a wealth of information and entertainment. In addition to the calendar, the present issue includes tables for calculating meat prices and personal income and expenses; lists of Quaker meetings, fairs, roads from Philadelphia, and North American courts; a "brief chronology" of important events, relating primarily to the New World; and a variety of poetry, maxims, anecdotes, and essays, including a cure for the bite of a viper, a "Jewish Tradition concerning Moses," the story of the Middle Eastern ascetic Barsisa, who succumbed to the devil, and a dialogue in verse between "an old drolling Gentleman with a Carbuncle-Nose, and his merry Tallow fac'd Lady." The woodcut illustration is "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations." DRAKE 9881. EVANS 9566. ESTC W36875.