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AUCTION 24

The Texas Rangers as French Dragoons

<p>Upper wrapper</p>


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[ALMANACS]. EGELMAN, Charles F. The General Scott Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1848. Being Bissextile or Leap Year; Containing 365 Days, and After the 4th of July, the Seventy-Second of American Independence. Arranged After the System of the German Calendars. Containing the Rising, Setting, and Eclipses of the Sun and Moon; the Phases, Signs, and Southings of the Moon; the Aspects of the Planets, with the Rising, Setting, and Southing of the Most Conspicuous Planets and Fixed Stars; the Times of High Water at Philadelphia; the Equation of Time and Other Miscellanies, &c. &c. Carefully Calculated for the Latitude of Pennsylvania and Ohio, but Will Serve for Maryland, Virginia, and the Adjoining States without Material Alteration.... The Calculation of this Almanac Is Made to Mean or Clock Time, except the Rising and Setting of the Sun, which Are for Solar or Apparent Time. Philadelphia: Griffith & Simon, 114 North Third Street, King & Baird, Printers, 9 George Street, [1847]. [1-5] 6-35 [1] pp., woodcut text illustrations. 4to (18.5 x 16.5 cm), original printed wrappers, later spine reinforcement. Moderate to heavy browning, strip torn away from bottom of pp. 19/20 (costing a few lines), contemporary scattered pencil notes consisting of weather observations and financial records. Very rare. None at auction in over thirty years and no copies on OCLC.

First edition. Connor & Faulk 715.

The almanac is larded with articles and illustrations concerning the war, (“The Capture of Vera Cruz,” “A Mexican Rancho,” “The Battle of Contreras,” “Texian Rangers Leaving Home”). The last is something of a hoot, because the Rangers look just like French Dragoons.

($400.00-$800.00)

Sold. Hammer: $600.00; Price Realized: $735.00.

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