GOUDY'S ILLINOIS FARMER'S ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YEAR 1846. E. T. Goudy.

GOUDY'S ILLINOIS FARMER'S ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YEAR 1846.

Springfield: Published and Sold by E.T. Goudy, [1845]. 40pp. Stitched, untrimmed, a bit of foxing to the title page. Very Good.

"Useful Recipes" for coughs, nose bleeds, burns and scalds, and "hooks in horses" are printed; also, times of holding Circuit Courts in Illinois, with lists of presiding judges by circuit. Eight pages of Goudy's "cheap books published by Grigg & Elliott" are printed. The almanac ends with twelve pages of advertisements, some illustrated, for more than twenty local merchants, with many of whom Lincoln and his family doubtless associated, providing an enjoyable insight into contemporary Springfield commercial activity.
This is evidently the only copy with both Goudy's list and the merchants' advertisements. The AAS and Drake copies contain only 24 pages. Byrd, who recorded 32 pages, observes: "Pages [26]-[32] contain advertisements of books published by Griggs & Elliot, Philadelphia. MWA copy has [24] pages and lacks Griggs and Elliot advertisement."
Byrd 910 [32pp]. Drake 1681 [24pp]. OCLC 81552041 [2- AAS, U IL] [24pp] as of December 2018. AI 45-2790 [1- AAS]. Item #31504

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