The Adelaide Almanack, Town and Country Directory, and Guide to South Australia for 1866. Almanack, Josiah BOOTHBY.
The Adelaide Almanack, Town and Country Directory, and Guide to South Australia for 1866

The Adelaide Almanack, Town and Country Directory, and Guide to South Australia for 1866

Adelaide, C. Platts, E.S. Wigg, J. Howell and W.C. Rigby, [1865].

Duodecimo, [iii], viii, 130, [2], 114 (South Australian Directory), [4] (index), 161 (South Australian Almanack Advertiser) pages (including endpaper advertisements) plus a rear cover advertisement.

Flush-cut cloth, repeating the title page within a border on the front cover; covers a little rubbed at the extremities; a few small inkstains and some simple arithmetic on the front cover; spine sunned; a very good copy.

The third of the long-running series of almanacks edited by Boothby, the South Australian Government statist. His superior product saw off a number of competitors and was incorporated with Sands and McDougall's 'South Australian Directory' in 1884 (which finally ceased publication in 1973). The Farmer's, Gardener's and Vigneron's Calendar, revised by the pioneering horticulturalist George McEwin, occupies 13 pages; and the lengthy advertising section is a treasure-trove of information about the early years of the colony. With the early ownership signature of H.R. Bassett (and his occasional annotations).

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