The DeKalb County Republican Almanac for the Year 1880. Illustrated by Darley, Davis, Moran, Hows, Woodward, and Other Celebrated Artists. Indiana, Thomas Moran.
The DeKalb County Republican Almanac for the Year 1880. Illustrated by Darley, Davis, Moran, Hows, Woodward, and Other Celebrated Artists

The DeKalb County Republican Almanac for the Year 1880. Illustrated by Darley, Davis, Moran, Hows, Woodward, and Other Celebrated Artists

Auburn, In. George W. Weamer, 1880. [56]pp. plus frontispiece. Original grey printed wrappers. Light wear and soiling, contemporary ownership inscription on front cover. Faint dampstain to lower corner, otherwise internally clean. Very good. Item #923

Lovely copy of this illustrated almanac, which combines art, the calendar, and odd facts and prose pieces. In fact, the calendar would seem to be a standard byproduct of the almanac format, with illustration as the main focus of the publication. The work includes numerous wood engravings -- nearly one on every page and some a full page in size -- by Thomas Moran, John S. Davis, F.B. Schell, J.D, Woodward, and others. We find one copy in OCLC, at the Indiana State Library. Given the dearth of records, and that the other recorded copy extant is also for 1880, we surmise this was a short-lived venture, and that this may be the only year published.

Price: $600.00

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