Der Hinckende Bott 1837 [The Limping Messenger], for Frankfurt (Germany).
Frankfurt am Main: W.H. Brümmer, 1836. Unpaginated, 52 pp.
Illustrated with small woodcut vignettes, the woodcut title plate and one other full-page plate.
8vo. Contemoprary marbled paper wrapper.
This copy interleaved in the first half, with manuscript financial annotations.
The almanac contains the calendar, rememberance days, sunrise and sunset times, and information on the moon. It also details work to be done on the field, sowing dates and general weather information. Additionally, there are country-related stories and contributions about events in the past year. Finally, city gate closure days for Frankfurt are also listed. This Hinkender Bota almanacs are thus named as at the time of initiation (war)invalids often only had the opportunity to work as newspaper salesmen or messengers. This is reflected on the title page by the peg-legged old soldier handing an envelope to the wealthy figures opposite him. A herald angel blowing a trumpet accompanies this.
Good, a small hole in the margin of one page, and the top half of pp.3-4 clipped out.