32mo (binding size 88 x 58 mm). Collation: A-D [E]8, nested quires. 32, , 33-64 pp. Double thick- and-thin rule page borders (one or two borders shaved). The 16 unnumbered leaves contain the calendar for 1789. Publisher’s catalogue of almanacs on verso of title. Slightly later embroidered binding of ivory watered silk, upper cover with two flowering sprigs, the stems in green silk thread, the flowers and petals in bright pink and silver sequins, lower cover with different sprigs and an oval “sign” of pink metallic thread hanging from a “rope” of couched gray sequins, the sign with nonsense words written (upside down) in ink, both covers with double border of couched metallic thread (some loss to borders). Bookplate of Carlo de Poortere. ***
An unrecorded almanac, containing short “emblematic” poems and songs, to be sung to popular tunes, and a calendar, in a simple but delicately embroidered binding.
On the title verso is a list of almanacs (under a variety of titles) supposedly published by Philippe-Denis Langlois that year, listing 16 titles and “an assortment of new almanacs.” Most of this ephemeral literature has now disappeared. Not in Grand-Carteret, no other copies located. Item #2688x