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Ayer's American Almanac, For the Use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, and All Families. 1861 published by Dr. James C. Ayer and Company, Lowell, MA. Octavo, stitched, yellow front paper wrapper with title, publication information, and woodcut of an angel, yellow back paper wrapper with Ayers Medicine and Paist, Marmon, and Company, Bloomington, IL advertisements and calendar, 19 pages. Includes "Signs of the Zodiac" woodcut print, calendar pages, and dates of eclipses, interspersed with advertisements and testimonials for Ayer's medicines. 7 1/4" H x 4 1/2" ... plus, "B. A. Fahnestock & Co's. Free Almanac For the Year of Our Lord 1849" printed by M'Millin and Shryock, published by Benjamin A. Fahnestock and Company, Pittsburg, PA. Octavo, stitched, front paper wrapper with title and publication information, back paper wrapper with B. A. Fahnestock's Vermifuge advertisement, 36 pages. Includes calendar pages, dates of eclipses, movable feasts of the church, and other standard almanac features, with mention of John Quincy Adams's death in the Capitol at Washington, February 23, 1848, "having served his country for half a Century", interspersed with advertisements and testimonials for Fahnestock's Vermifuge medicine. 7 1/8" H x 4 1/4" .
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