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Nutzlicher Haus-Kalender oder der Richtige Bot, aus das Jahr Christi 1824 by [Almanac in German.] - 1823 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 2966)

Nutzlicher Haus-Kalender oder der Richtige Bot, aus das Jahr Christi 1824

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Nutzlicher Haus-Kalender oder der Richtige Bot, aus das Jahr Christi 1824

by [Almanac in German.]

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Argau, Switzerland: Jakob Diebold, 1823. Very Good. 4to. 48 pp. Pictorial wrappers, stitched as issued. Tables printed in black & red, lower page corners folded, some moderate edge wear, a bit of foxing or staining. Well worn but generally very good, with a few small tears along edges. An extremely scarce 1824 provincial Swiss Almanac, well illustrated with curious woodcuts including an elaborate title-page border in the neo-classical style, back cover depiction of the slaughter of the Greek patriarch, a double-page fold-out plate of a castle in Baden (small dirt stain at top), and twelve emblematic woodcuts depicting astrological attributes of each month. Owing to the fact that only one other copy seems to have survived, it is not surprising that we have been unable to locate reproductions of any of these woodcuts published elsewhere. The title-page woodcut appears to have been signed in the border the artist / engraved "Z. Morman." Several of the woodcut zodiac symbols are signed "Z." Jakob Diebold, a bookbinder, took over the publication of this Haus-Kalender (a.k.a. the Swiss "Baden Kalendar") from Heinrich Joseph Keiser sometime after 1808, during which time he ran both the bindery and the Baldinger printing press. Sales of the almanac under Diebold greatly improved, largely due to the improving economic and intellectual conditions of Baden. This calendar contains a "Directory of school books, children's writings and writing materials, which are available from B.J. Diebold, book printers and bookbinders in Baden." The almanac includes a report on the New Year (i.e. 1824), a directory, and covers a range of topics including chronology, astronomy, astrology, and herbal medicine. The ZB Zurich has scattered holdings of Diebold's publication, namely: 1811-1812; 1819-1821; 1824 (the present year), 1825-1826; 1831; 1837; 1846. The Landesmuseum has three unrelated issues (1817-1819).


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Nutzlicher Haus-Kalender oder der Richtige Bot, aus das Jahr Christi 1824
[Almanac in German.]
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Jakob Diebold
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Argau, Switzerland
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Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more twenty years experience in the antiquarian booktrade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Since 2002 he has taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information).We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items.We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!


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