27 - 28 June 2006
[MINIATURE BOOK]. Hand Kalendar auf das Schalt Jahr Jesu Christi 1780. Leipzig, .
47 x 37 mm. Engraved throughout and printed in black and red; frontispiece portrait and a pictorial engraved head-piece at the top of each month. Original decorated wrappers; contemporary embossed green board pull-off case (dated 1763; perhaps from an earlier issue of the almanac).
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