WATSON, Samuel. The Gentleman’s and Citizen’s Almanack [HOWTH CASTLE COPY IN FINE DUBLIN BINDING]
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Compiled by Samuel Watson, Bookseller, For the Year of our Lord, 1771. Being the Third after Leap-Year, and the Eleventh Year of K. Geo. III. Reign, till 25th Oct. Containing, The Days of the Year and Month; Week-Days; Sun’s Rising and Setting; Moon’s Age and Changes; a Table of Equation; the times of High Water at Dublin-Bar. Several Tables, Altered, Renewed, or Continued. The Marriages and Deaths of the Princes of Europe. The Names of the Lord Lieutenant; of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, and of The Lords and Commons of Parliament. (Printed by Authority) Also the Judges, and several other Persons in places of High Trust and Office in Ireland both Civil and Military; The Dublin Society: The Hospitals; The Roads and Fairs; The Post-Towns, Noted Places, referring to them, and Foreign Postages. Bound with: The English Registry For Year Lord, 1771 (By John Exshaw, Bookseller,) or, A Collection of English Lists. (Much improved and enlarged). Dublin: Printed for Samuel Watson, Bookseller, at Virgil’s Head in Dame-Street, and Thomas Stewart, Bookseller, at the Bible and Crown, on the Merchant’s-Quay, near the Old Bridge, 1771. 12mo. pp. 143, , , 106. Contemporary full straight-grained crimson morocco. Covers framed by double gilt fillets, a rope roll and wide interlacing drawer-handle with tassels. Spine divided into six panels with raised bands, title in gilt on black morocco label in the second, year in gilt direct in the second; remainder tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design; board-edges gilt; gold endbands. All edges gilt. A fine example of an eighteenth century Irish binding. Extremely rare.
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