Paris: Caillot, . Folding calendar for the year 1812, composed of two oblong printed panels pasted to contemporary boards, each board measuring 7.5 x 9.5 inches, backed with new block-printed paper by Edinburgh printers John and Jane Jeffery. Illustrated with twelve woodcut vignettes depicting the months. New blue cloth spine. Light wear to printed panels, occasional tiny spot, boards slightly bowed.
Illustrated folding calendar for 1812, featuring a woodcut vignette for each month, and listing the patron saint for each day of the year. This “almanach de cabinet” also records the phases of the moon and notes how much daylight is lost or gained each month. Designed for household use and private devotion, the calendar is illustrated with charming naïve woodcuts of country life, featuring children at the new year, lovers at midsummer, and old folks in November and December. An unusual and appealing survival.