Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 1,125
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Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(ALMANACS.) Collection of German-American almanacs. 115 volumes in 5 boxes; stitched or disbound, various conditions. Mostly Pennsylvania, 1766-1911 (bulk 1766-1849)

Additional Details

Four of these almanacs were printed by Christopher Saur in Germantown, PA, his "Der Hoch-Deutsche Americanische Calender" for 1766, 1767, 1772, and 1788. Billmeyer's Germantown almanacs of the same name are represented for 1786, 1787, 1790, 1791, and 1797, as well as some later years. 91 almanacs are dated 1801 to 1849, 13 of them are from the 1850s and 1860s, and single almanacs from 1878 and 1911 round out the collection. A detailed listing of the pre-1820 titles is available. Provenance: from the collection of Jay Snider.