Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of our Lord God 1761; Being the First after Bissextile Or Leap-Year. Cardanus Rider.
Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of our Lord God 1761; Being the First after Bissextile Or Leap-Year
Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of our Lord God 1761; Being the First after Bissextile Or Leap-Year

Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of our Lord God 1761; Being the First after Bissextile Or Leap-Year

London: H. Woodfall, 1761. First edition. leather_bound. A12-B12, C5. 13 x 8 cm. Printed in red and black interleaved with blanks. A compendium of month by month data providing planting, weather predictions and health information: the health advise for November -- "The best Physick this Month, is good Exercise, warm Clothes, and wholesome diet: But if any Distemper afflick you, finish your Physick this month, and so rest 'till March." Balance of information presents eclipses, List of the Fixed Fairs in England and Wales & Moveable Feasts, miles between cities. Laid in front pocket a letter (ALS) posted to Mrs. Harris at the Bulb & Tunn, Fleet Street, Holborn dated Nov. 13 from Henriette Smith advising she cannot see Mrs. Harris before she leaves for Bath as her mother's Chaise is unavailable, tears at folds to latter. Hand written notes on initial blank pages -- provides marriages and births, infant death and the purchase of the house to which letter above sent. Also, noting purchase of nine houses in Bulb & Tunn Passage? Dates of hand written notes range from 1761-1793. Ink marginalia on inserted blanks, tax stamp and partial bookseller label on title, final leaf torn at inner margin. Full crushed red morocco in gilt decorated Cottage Roof binding with small scrolls, flowers, birds. vines, fleurons and volutes, silk moire endpapers, silver clasps with sliding metal fastener. Aeg. Fine. Item #22575

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