Figure 4: London Almanacks.
Left:1771. Tooled red leather slipcase with gilt decoration. Includes a fold-out engraving of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. 1 1/8″ x 2 1/4″
Right: 1752. Shagreen slipcase lined in marbleized paper. Almanack cover in blue moirĂ© silk. Hand-painted end-papers. Includes a four-page engraving of “The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Palace at Lambeth.” 1 1/8″ x 2 1/4″