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The Royal Kalendar ; or, complete and correct annual register for England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, for the year 1793; including a complete and correct list of the 17th Parliament of Great Britain... containing, England. I. Complete and correct lists of both Houses of Parliament; all the state, law, revenue, and public offices, at the Court, in the City of London, and different parts of the kingdom; the army and navy; baronets, universities, hospitals, &c. &c. Scotland. II. ... Ireland. III. ... America. IV. Governors, law and revenue officers, &c. &c. Corrected at the Respective Offices

London: printed for J. Debrett [list of 12 booksellers], 1793
8vo, pp. iv 24, 22–281.
[bound with:]
Rider's British Merlin for the year of our Lord God 1793
London: printed for the Company of Stationers: and sold by R. Horsfield.
8vo, pp. 60, the titlepage and calendar printed in red and black.
Condition: 146 x 84mm.
Binding: Contemporary crimson morocco, roll-tooled borders to sides, flat gilt spine, Dutch gilt endleaves with pockets with green silk gussets, gilt page edges, silver clasps (slightly defective). Blank leaves bound at the beginning and end and the calendar in t
Provenance: Dominique Goytino, oval morocco label with gilt lettering and monogram.
Later editions.
Bibliography: ESTC T45342 or T45343, the latter with 'Corrected to the 12th of April' at the head of titlepage which could have been trimmed off in this copy; T45031.
£500

An attractive copy of the Royal Kalendar for 1793 providing a wealth of information for the fashionable lady or gentleman, in a binding with pockets inside the boards to hold visiting cards and notes and gesso coated erasable leaves on which to make notes with a silver stylus (no longer present). Rider's Almanac for the same year is bound in after the prelims of the Royal Kalendar. Though expressive of the way such volumes were intended to be used, this one appears unused and none of the blank leaves bound in has been written on.
The Royal Kalendar ‘Includes the names of government officials employed in America, and information on other American topics’ (Sabin 73796 citing the first, 1767, and later editions).
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