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Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical,… by  Editor  Hain - Paperback - 1855 - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 55)

Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the "Ologies" Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time.

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Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the "Ologies" Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time.

by Friswell, Hain, Editor

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Friswell, Hain, Editor, Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the "Ologies" Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time. London, James Blackwood, 1855 (Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey). Fifteenth thousand. Fold-out hand-colored frontispiece mounted on linen by William McConnell, who did all the other illustrations. 8vo, 180 mm x 120 mm, 88 pages with 8 pages of James Blackwood's advertisements for Christmas presents and illustrated books. Cloth spine with gilt lettering: Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel 1855. The advertisements show slight foxing, two leaves slightly trimmed when the original paper boards were laid down on stiff pasteboard and the linen spine added, otherwise interior fine. Of note is the illustration of two families, one black and one white socializing over the caption, "America Fifty Years Hence." Printed during the Crimean War, this humorous almanac includes the "Nativity of Nicholas of Russia," with the planets' places at the time of the major events of his life, showing that he will soon be subject to "dis-czars-tars." With the book plate of William Asheton Tonge, Gent. Staneclyffe Disley.

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G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
55
Title
Blackwood's Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the "Ologies" Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time.
Author
Friswell, Hain, Editor
Illustrator
William McConnell
Format/Binding
Original paper boards were laid down on stiff pasteboard and the linen spine added
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
James Blackwood (Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey). Fifteenth thousand.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1855
Size
8vo; 180 mm x 120 mm
Keywords
Inter-racial Illustration, Crimean War, Czar Nicholas I, almanacs
Size
8vo; 180 mm x 120 mm

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