British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1776; [Bound with] The Court and City Register; Or, Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar, For the Year 1776
RIDER, Cardanus; ANONYMOUS
First title page continues: "Being the Bissextile, or Leap Year: Adorned with many delightful and useful Verities fitting all Capacities in the Islands of Great Britain's Monarchy. With Notes of Husbandry, Fairs, Marts, High Roads, and Tables for many necessary Uses." Second title page continues: "Containing, I) New and Correct Lists of both Houses of Parliament. II. The Court Register. III. Lists of the Army, Navy, Universities, Public Offices, Hospitals, &c. With many Improvements, and the Addition of some new Lists." Lists directors of the South Sea Co. of "Bubble" fame, as well as directors of the Hudson's Bay Company. Contains the army list for 1776, important for dealing with breakaway colonials about to impertinently declare independence.
Publisher: Printed for the Company of Stationers, and sold by G. Hawkins; J. Jolliffe et al
Date Published: 1776
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: First section unpaginated; second section , 270 p. 14 cm. One illustration in first section. Burgundy leather with gold impressing. Marbled endpapers. Red ink used on first title page and throughout first section. Front board coming loose. Corners worn. Ink inscription on rear of front endpaper. First title has ink stamp on bottom corner. Two leaves in first section have diamond-shaped holes with slight loss of text. Should be 272 p. in second section; last leaf missing with loss of text. Some stains.