United States Almanack, for the year of our Lord 1854, ...
Unrecorded almanac with dual imprints, containing a running story of the American West, Smith and Jones; or, The Town Lot (pp5–17), by popular writer T.S. Arthur.
Wood engraved illustrations include rural vignettes for each month and one of Robert Morris’s mansion (with a lengthy essay). The cover engraving likely depicts the port of Philadelphia.
Astrological data, notes on historical events, and a monthly “Conjecture of the Weather” intermingle with witty anecdotes and a short story by Fanny Fern, An Empty Pocket—A Full Pocket.
On the back cover is a large ad for York, Pennsylvania bookseller, stationer, and druggist, S. Oswald. His imprint was added to the front cover.
Description: United States Almanack, for the year of our Lord 1854, ...
Philadelphia: Published by William G. Mentz, No. 53, North Third Street, [1853 for 1854?]. 34, pp. 7¾ x 6¼ inches. Illustrated self-wrappers; yellow paper spine. Wood engraved illustrations. Cover title and imprint: United States Almanac, for the Year 1854. York, Pa.: Published by S. Oswald, No. 11 South George Street, [n.d.]. Small mend to verso of first leaf; Very Good.