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The Perennial Calendar and Companion to the Almanack Illustrating the Events of Every Day in the Year t Forster

By T Forster

1824

Harding, Mavor and Lepard : London

9" by 5.5"

xvii, 803pp, [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A fascinating collection of poems, history, antiquities, astronomy, weather and customs for every day of the year. Under the heading of each day of the year there is a treasury of information.

The first edition of this work, which has been compiled and edited by Thomas Forster. Forster was an English astronomer and naturalist. His father was a well known botanist. Forster was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and assisted in founding a meteorological society. This work was a result of Forster's studies in Continental Europe. Other works by Forster include 'Liber Rerum Naturalium' and a 'Journal of the Weather'. The preface notes that this work is 'An album in the form of a journal, divided into separate spaces for each day in the year'. Forster has compiled Astronomical events, religious fasts and feasts, Saint's Days and various religious celebrations. In addition to this there is seasonal poetry Bookplate to the front pastedown of Christopher Hogwood. Hogwood was an English conductor, and harpsichordist. He founded the 'Academy of Ancient Music' and was a leading authority on historically informed performance.

CONDITION

Rebound in a quarter calf binding and paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Small mark to the spine. Light rubbing to the extremities. Bookplate to front pastedown, Christopher Hogwood. Contemporary prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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