Includes both almanacs and reproductions of visual and graphic advertising materials from the 18th century. Originally tables of astronomical and astrological events for the coming year, almanacs became one of the most popular literary forms in England, with content ranging from farming notes to scurrilous verse to profound political and religious discussions.
MACHINE-READABLE CATALOGING: Item-level MARC cataloging records are available for purchase from Primary Source Microfilm. (294 titles)
"The final collection will match the resources of all but ten libraries in the world in holdings of 18th-century printed books...The Eighteenth Century Collection will create oases of research in scholarly deserts and bring instant relief to harassed teachers trying to construct courses around slim library resources..."
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