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    George Washington: Four Almanacs. Several important examples are included in this lot. "Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack for 1778" has cover portraits of George Washington and Horatio Gates. Wick lists it as #1 and says it is the oldest American image of Washington. The cover is heavily soiled, the ink somewhat light, with minor loss at the lower margin. It might be worthy of restoration. "Weatherwise's Town and Country Almanack" for 1784 has a Washington Victory woodcut on the cover, in honor of the successful conclusion of the War for Independence. It lacks the November and December entries and back cover. "Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack" for 1788 has the Federal Chariot woodcut on its cover; however, some of its contents appear to have been combined with other almanacs. Still, the woodcut is quite interesting. It shows the representatives of the thirteen states pulling a chariot with Washington and Franklin as passengers. "Greenleaf's Almanack" for 1801 has a poem and woodcut of Washington on the back cover.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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