Edinburgh Almanack, for the Year M.DCC.LI. being the third after leap year …

Edinburgh, R. Fleming, and sold by the Widow of James Voy, [1750.]

12mo, pp. [48], 24, the unpaginated almanack portion printed on one side only, title-page on the first verso, pasted down to the inside cover of a contemporary limp vellum wallet binding, tax stamp to title.

£325

Approximately:
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Very rare Edinburgh almanack for the year 1751, dedicated on the title-page to the provost, baillies and council of the city.

It opens with a list of fairs in Scotland and hackney-coach fares in and from Edinburgh. The paginated portion at the end comprises ‘Chronological remarks continued’ (from the previous year), covering the siege of Dublin in 1171; tables of tides and of agricultural fairs in Midlothian; lists of Scottish peers and MPs; and tables of distances within Scotland, and from Edinburgh to London via the post or Carlisle roads.

The earliest extant Edinburgh Almanack in the present series was for the year 1739 (there were of course earlier Edinburgh-printed almanacks). A variety of publishers were involved in the first few years, but from 1747 until the mid-1780s they were printed by Fleming. All are very rare.

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