4 works in 1 binding, 30, 11, 5, 16 p. Contemporary Leather with gilt-edged text block, silver catches and a silver linking pin, 16° H. 8,5 x L. 5,5 x W. 1,5 cm. (Waterstain on the first pages, one page of the Reys-Wyzer lacks a small piece of one of the corners. The 4 silver catches are decorated with the coat of arms of the city Leeuwarden. Rare edition of the Almanac for the year 1785 by Meyndert van Dam, ca. 1730-1812. This miniature sized almanac describes in the first work the forthcoming events for the year 1785, illustrated with a woodcut title vignette and a calendar printed in red and black with multiple small woodcuts of the moon phases. The second work is a time-table for the departures of ships, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration. The third work contains astrological predictions and the final work lists important events which occured from the year 1711 until 1784, illustrated with a woodcut title illustration.)
Salman, J. (2011). Populair drukwerk in de Gouden Eeuw. De almanak als lectuur en handelswaar.