1865 New-England Almanac and Farmer’s Friend

$40.00 CAD

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The New-England ALMANAC and Farmer’s Friend
‘Besides the Astronomical, Calculations, a variety of matter both useful and entertaining’
By David A.  Daboll
New London: Published and sold by C. Prince. 4 Main St.
Hartford: Sold by L.E. Hunt
Starr & Farnham, Printers, 2 1-2 Main St.


New London Connecticut.

This Almanac has been ‘used’, in that there are inscriptions throughout by the owner that make it more personal:

  • the monthly calendars have been marked up with the weather conditions of certain days (“rain storms 9.10 (March)”, “(August) Soldier’s Picknick at Goldson’s Grove”…)


  • Astronomical information
  • High Tide at nearby locations
  • Monthly calendars with sunrise, sunset, full sea, ….
  • Courts in Connecticut
  • List of Light Houses
  • List of local Ships engaged in the Whale Fishery
  • Varieties
  • Agricultural
  • Household Department


  • Border of front cover: Sheffield & Brown Dentists
  • Back cover: Photograph & Ambrotype Rooms, Riverhead Book Stationery and Variety Store
  • Last 12 pages dedicated to advertising: Pyles O.K. Soap / Bluing Powder, C.D. Ross Fine Crackers and Ship Bread, Phoenix Guano, Dr. Sweet’s Infallible Liniment, Massasoit Hair Dressing, F& H Coit Coal,...

40 pages.

Complete with all pages and text.

Rodents have chewed top of front cover and edge of a few other pages, bits of paper on edges missing, some of the ink writing on top of pages mildly affected. Covers yellowed, some paper folds and nicks and rodent nicks. A few rust spots in the interior and folds. Many pencil notations (see above).


Daboll. David Austin, publisher, born in Groton. Conn., in 1813; died there July 8, 1895. He was a grandson of Nathan Daboll, who conceived the idea and published the first number of the "New England Almanac" in 1772, and a son of Nathan Daboll, Jr., who was joint author with his father of " Daboll's Arithmetic" and his successor as publisher of the almanac. The first number of the almanac was prepared under the old oaken roof of the Daboll house, and each succeeding number has been prepared there since. David took up the work on his father's death, and in late years was assisted by his son, David Austin Dabotl, Jr. David, Sr., was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1846 till 1871, and then served a term in the State Senate.

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