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WHARTON, George.
Calendarium Carolinum: Or, A New Almanack After the Fashion. For the Yeare of Man's Creation - 5611. Redemption - 1662.

The second after Bissextile or Leap-Year. Respecting the Meridian and Latitude of Kirby-Kendall, where the Vertex is distant from the Equator 54.50'. and whose Longitude (counted from the canary-Islands) is 20.40'. To which is added GESTA BRITANNORUM, or a brief Chronology for 61. complete years, viz. from the year 1600. untill the present 1662. Being Fourteenth of His Majesties Reign, Third of His Restauration.

pp. (xxxvi); (i) Title, (i) blank, 4, 39, (iii) Books worth buying. Text of the Calendars printed in red and black, the Zodiac figure on the final page also in red and black. With many ms. entries in a minuscule hand for each of the monthly Calendar leaves. COLLATION : A4 B-F8. LACKING : A1 the Portrait - and - A4. The register is continuous. 'Gesta Britannorum' has a separate dated title page; 'To the friendly readers' begins pagination on D2r; the text of 'Gesta Britannorum' begins new pagination on D4r. In fine speckled calf, boards with double gilt borders, spine with red longitudinal label, a little chafed along the edges and with a single worm-hole at the foot not affecting the text, title and two leaves following have the fore-edge margins repaired without text loss, two other leaves are similarly repaired without loss, the leaf F6 (pp.37/8) has a repair at the lower edge with the loss of a few words.

*A ms. note on the front free end-paper states - ' Rebound in Bristol for John Ingram Manager in Bristol for the New York Life Insurance Company July 1903 ' - then - ' Given to my daughter Winifred Feb 12. 1922 John Ingram. 37 West St. Reading. Jeweller.' On the front blank is a further ownership stamp - John Ingram 10 Castle Arcade Cardiff. ESTC records Wharton's Almanacks for the period 1657 until 1665 - 6 locations in the UK, 2 in the USA. The ms. entries cover personal, local and national, issues : JANUARY 6th. - paid Mr. Latham coll[ection] for ye. poor for last yr. 4s4d. JANUARY 13th. - young puppy spot brought home given W.N. JANUARY 27th. - Lord Monnson Sr. H. Mildmay & Mr Wallop drawn on 3 sledges from ye Tower to Tiborne..... JANUARY 29th. - Old Dr Turner buried. FEBRUARY 12th. - Lady Elz. Q. of Bohemia died. FEBRUARY 18th. - The terrible wind (or Herricane) throwing down trees houses & killing ye Lady Saltonstall & others. On this windy day was a robbery down at Saffron Hill & a farmer of Hartford killed for which were taken & conveyed to Newgate Four persons of note. 100L given by Sr. Fawcett surgeon to keep a Lent Lecture since Friday with Common Prayer & Serm........... SEPTEMBER 15th. - Dr. Brock Phisitian about this time died. SEPTEMBER 20th. - Mr. Biddle ye. Socinian died. SEPTEMBER 30th. - To Jo.Andrews & Edw. Yong for ye Highwaies............ OCTOBER 8th. - paid Mr Page & Mr Walton coll[ection] for ye poor.......... OCTOBER 20th. - Mr Walwyn ye younger bricklayer died. DECEMBER 10th. - Mr Nm Ganthrop sometime swordbearer with Lo Maier; died at his house in Manfield. DECEMBER 18th. - Jo. Thomas Apoth. Wood Str. buried. A single reference to TWITTENHAM, in Middlesex, on the Thames gives some sense of location.

Printed by J. G[rismond]. for the Company of Stationers. London.

Date Published: 1662. 8vo.

Stock No. 60413

Price: 750.00