Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870. Fisher, Brother, Lawrence J. Ibach.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.
Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.

Fisher’s Comic Almanac. 1870.

Philadelphia: Fisher & Brother, No. 9 N. Sixth Street, 1869; Astronomical calculation by Lawrence J. Ibach, Sheridan P.O., Lebanon Co., Pa. 12mo (7.5” x 6.25”) pictorial wood engraved wrappers. [2], 34 pp., including wrappers.

A scarce comic almanac featuring monthly astronomical data, accompanied by witticisms and advice. E.g.: “What kind of essence does a young man like when he pops the Question? Acqui-essence.” Or, “What is the cause of many a bender? Too much Whiskey Straight.” Data includes Aspects of Planets, Latitudes, Moon’s Signs, Weather Conjectures, Church Festivals and Eclipses. The striking wood engraving on the front-wrapper portrays a robust fisherman straddling a boat in the form of a globe and forming the word ‘Fisher’s’ above his head using fish for letters; a sail appears in background, and sharks in the foreground.

Publishers James, Abraham, and William R. Fisher were successors to Turner & Fisher ca. 1849.

Just one copy separately recorded in Worldcat, at AAS. Others may appear in bound volumes of almanacs.

CONDITION: Wrappers nearly detached, light soiling, wear to extremities, offsetting to text.

Item #5591

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