BENT, Andrew (compilor and printer). The Van Dieman's Land Pocket Almanack, for the year of Our Lord MDCCCXXIV. Hobart: Andrew Bent, . 12° (157 x 105mm). (Upper outer corner of B3 torn with loss to text and repaired, some browning, heaviest to upper outer corner of G4-I6, inner blank margin of title repaired.) Old limp card wrappers (rebacked, covers scuffed), 20th-century cloth box. Provenance: early inscription and occasional manuscript entries in an unidentified hand. 'VERY RARE. THE FIRST TASMANIAN ALMANAC': Ferguson I, 988.
James ROSS (printer). The Hobart Town Almanack, for the year 1829. Hobart: James Ross, [no date but 1829]. 12° signed in fours (123 x 78mm). Engraved title, section title, frontispiece and three plates one hand-coloured. (Frontispiece laminated on verso, some light staining.) Contemporary marbled boards neatly rebacked to style in light brown roan (spine faded, covers scuffed and worn at edges). Provenance: William Wrixon Leycester (armorial bookplate). RARE. The first of James Ross's almanacs. Ferguson I,1272.
And three other Tasmanian Almanacs (H. MELVILLE [editor & printer]. The Van Dieman's Land Almanack for the year 1833 Hobart & London: . 12°. Old cloth [rebacked]. Cf. Ferguson II,1719; William Gore ELLISTON [printer]. Elliston's Hobart Town Almanack, and (Ross's) Van Dieman's Land, annual, for 1837. Hobart: . 12°. Modern morocco. Ferguson II,2257; Henry MELVILLE [editor]. The Van Dieman's Land annual, for 1836. Hobart: 1836. 12°. Modern morocco-backed cloth. Ferguson II, 2208). (5)