PEOPLE'S ALMANAC OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE. 1838. VOL. I. NO. 5.

Boston: Sold by Thomas Groom, State st. [1837]. 47, [1] pp. Stitched, with illustrated title page. Last page a full-page woodcut captioned, 'Lake of the Dismal Swamp.' Profusely illustrated, untrimmed, light wear and dust. Good+.

An attractive almanac, with many full-page and in-text woodcuts and accompanying explanatory text. The almanac illustrates a "Fight between a Farmer and Negro," with dramatic text describing the "large and powerful" farmer, Lloyd Ward, and his decision to attempt the capture of "a runaway nigger." Another illustration and story is of the "Frightful Ferocity of a Mulatto," whose name was "Eriag, of Port-au-Prince... condemned to death for the assassination of a merchant of Hayti."
Drake 4157 [2- MB, NBLiHi]. Drake records five different imprints of this almanac, four of them from Boston. Item #36128

Price: $175.00

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