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Title The Virginia almanack, for the year of our Lord 1815 ... [electronic resource] : Adapted to the latitude and meridian of Richmond. / Calculated by N.H. Turner, Louisa County, Virginia
Imprint Richmond: : Printed and sold at the Argus Office, four doors below the Bell Tavern., [1814]
Descript [36] p. ; 16 cm
Series Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 51449
Note Advertised in the Virginia Argus, Sept. 21, 1814, as "preparing for the press, and will be published in early October." Samuel Pleasants, the publisher of the Argus (as well as of previous editions of this almanac), died Oct. 4, 1814. It may be supposed that, having edited the almanac and set it in type, Pleasants died during the press run. Another advertisement appeared in the Argus on Nov. 2, stating that the almanac had been "printed by Samuel M. Pleasants, for the benefit of himself and other representatives of Samuel Pleasants, deceased." Presumably Samuel M. Pleasants altered the imprint upon his father's death
Another issue (Shaw & Shoemaker 51448; Drake 13976) exists with the imprint reading, as in earlier editions: Printed and sold by Samuel Pleasants. Presumably it represents copies printed by Samuel Pleasants himself prior to his death, and duplicates the present issue except for the altered imprint
Bookseller's and stationer's advertisement for John Somervell, Petersburg, p. [36]
Shaw & Shoemaker 51449
Drake, M. Almanacs, 13974
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 51449)
Subject Almanacs -- Virginia -- 1815. rbgenr
Advertisements -- Stationery. rbgenr
Booksellers' advertisements -- Virginia -- Petersburg. rbgenr
Alt Author Turner, Nathaniel H
Pleasants, Samuel, 1770-1814, printer
Pleasants, Samuel M., printer
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