Des Lahrer hinkenden Boten neuer historischer Kalender für den Bürger und Landmann nun zum 49sten Male herausgegeben auf das Jahr 1849.
Lahr: J.H. Geiger, 1848. Unpaginated, 72 pp.
Illustrated with woodcut vignettes, a woodcut title plate, four full-page plate and a half-page plate.
8vo. Contemoprary marbled paper wrapper.
The almanac contains the calendar of fairs and markets, 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. These Hinkender Bote 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 snail signifies the slowness of the limping messenger.
Fair, the front cover browned and soiled, some paper loss in the lower right corner of the first few pages. Dampstained in that same corner in the next ca. 30 pages.