Title: Rider's British Merlin : for the year of our...
Publisher: R. Nutt, for the Company of Stationers.
Publication Date: 1752
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
48 unnumbered printed pages, A12-B12. Printed in red and black, some interleaved with blanks. Ink marginalia on preliminary and final blanks, red ink duty stamp on title page (historical inking-over in cursive script on some of the printed titling). Empty marble paper-lined pocket at rear (some wear). A few minor ink spots and mild marks. 8 x 12 cm. Contemporary olive goatskin wallet-style binding. Beautifully patinated with unadorned original vernacular brass clasp (very minor damage). Provenance: William Johns. Born in Kilkhampton, Cornwall (on the border of Devon and Cornwall), England on 6 Sep 1723 to Thomas JOHNS and Elizabeth Stanbury. William Johns married Elizabeth Trick and had 3 children. Rider's British Merlin was one of the first published almanacs, first printed in the mid-17th-century. Cardanus Rider, a pseudonym for astrologer Richard Saunders, began publishing his calendar records, weather patterns, and astronomical data. A compendium of month by month data providing planting, weather predictions and health information: the health advice 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." Remaining information presents eclipses, List of Kings, History up to the Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle (1748), Fixed Fairs in England and Wales & Moveable Feasts, miles between cities. This periodical was published consistently until the mid-19th-century, including this 1752 issue. WorldCat locates 7 UK institutional holdings. Seller Inventory # 5199