Der Hoch-Deutsche Americanische Calender, aus das jahr 1818...

Philadelphia: G. und D. Billmeyer, [1817]. First Edition. Paperback. Small quarto (21.5cm.); original stitched pictorial wrappers; unpaged; woodcut illus. in text. including leaf plate "Napoleon Buonaparte's Ankunst auf der Insel St. Helena" (Napoleon's arrival at St. Helena. Upper wrapper (often missing) illustrated with an elaborate full-page woodcut depicting a dock scene, with a European and an Oriental person about to be joined by a third man arriving from a dinghy, a port town lying just beyond them. The sky shows day transitioning into night with Mercury hovering between the sun and moon holding a banner that reads "Hoffnung besserer Zeiten" [Hope for Better Times]. Spine partially perished, some wear to extremities, textblock uniformly dampstained to top two-thirds, uniformly toned with some spotting throughout. Includes an article to accompany the plate about the island of St. Helena. Also includes German-American folk medicine. See SHAW & SHOEMAKER 41063, which calls for 47pp. and gives the title date as 1816. Very good. Item #712

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