[Almanac] Parker's Ephemeris For the Year of Our Lord 1774.The Eighty-Fifth Impression.
Small woodcut and letterpress booklet, printed in red and black; 12mo (160 x 100mm, 6¼ x 4"), lacking original binding and with later detached brown paper wrapper. A little soiled and stained; contents generally good.
A miscellany of general and historical information, including astronomical, astrological, and meteorological charts/tables, calendars, and a few decorative woodcut vignettes. Title page with woodcut portrait of George Parker (1651-1743), almanac maker. In 1690 Parker commenced the publication of an almanac with the title 'Mercurius Anglicanus; or the English Mercury,' which was continued under his name until 1781. In 1707 the name of the publication was changed to 'Parker's Ephemeris.' With pen ownership inscription 'Thomas Cadbird' to title page.
See BL General Reference Collection P.P.2465.
[Ref: 26708] £110.00