Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by John Dunlap, . pp. including two woodcut illustrations. Illustrated self-wrappers, dbd. Illustrated first page faded and stained, else a very good copy. Item #WRCAM38016
A complete copy of John Tobler's 1772 almanac, including the elaborate woodcut frontispiece illustration by Henry Dawkins. In addition to the calendar for the year, the almanac contains the anatomical depiction of the zodiac and substantial text, including several moral essays in prose and verse, a poem entitled, "The Art of Printing," lists of courts, roads, and Quaker meetings, and two pre- Revolutionary patriotic items, a four-line poem, "On the Liberty of the Press," and a short essay, "The spirit of England with respect to commerce." "Though the Tobler almanacs issued after his death in 1765 have been attributed to his son John, the publisher's preface to the South Carolina and Georgia almanack for 1765 (Savannah) states that Tobler's calculations had then been completed up to 1800. The later almanacs contain no indication that Tobler junior is the author" - North American Imprints Project. DRAKE 9956. EVANS 12276. HILDEBURN 2727. NAIP w010028.