1799.039: Good Old Virginia Almanack for 1800 (Nicolson).

Published: 1799

Full Title: The Good old Virginia Almanack, for the year of our Lord, 1800. Being the fourth after leap year, and the twenty-fourth of American independence. Signs, planets, and aspects. ...

Author: Briggs, Isaac (1763-1825), comp.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Nicolson

Description: 64 pgs.; 14 cm. (16mo).


This title was recorded twice, once by Evans (36649) and once by Bristol (B10794); Evans saw a copy lacking title page, and so supplied a title that differed from the correct one [The Virginia Almanack, for the year of our Lord, 1800 ...]; Bristol saw a complete copy of this item and recorded the title in full; the copies of each filmed by the Early American Imprints Series are identical typographically from page 3 onward (however, they filmed an incorrect target [citation] card with the Evans version). Drake enumerated both – Evans as #13871, Bristol as #13867 – from those authorities. Number for the filmed complete copy is noted below. This title evinces the sharing of almanac components among printers in different locales. The calendar pages herein were evidently produced by Nicolson, as their borders match those seen throughout this work; yet they are identical to the same pages in The Virginia almanac for 1800 (1799.049) and The Virginia & North Carolina almanac for 1800 (1799.050) that were published in Fredericksburg by Timothy Green for Mason L. Weems; moreover, the text used in the eclipse notes in those versions repeats that seen in Nicolson's almanac, though after the calendar pages rather than before them, as here; the American Antiquarian Society attributes those elements to Isaac Briggs, hence the authorial attribution here.

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