Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]. Johann Georg Justus Perthes.
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]
Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]

Almanach de Gotha Pour L'Annee 1844 [EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET -- ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN]

Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1844. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing for 1844 in an Essentially Fine EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY AND RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (showing a short tear where the spine panel meets the front panel), with several images of notable persons of that time. [The volume shows spotting to the closed page block's edges and some concavity to the spine panel, internally, with the exception of one image, the leaves are rather clean and pleasing; otherwise Fine]. Johann Georg Justus Perthes was a German publisher and founder of the publishing house that bears his name. Almanach de Gotha was an annual genealogical, diplomatic, and statistical summary of European royalty, nobility, and key officials and agencies. It was published in French in Gotha, Germany. The first Almanach de Gotha was published in 1764, and the last was published in 1944. Copies are usually found worn, often significantly so. Copies in the dust jacket are quite scarce indeed, and copies of any book published as early as was this one that still wears its original dust jacket are EXCEEDINGLY SCARE TO RARE. We never have seen a copy this early in a dust jacket as nice as is the dust jacket presented here. In Mark Godburn's excellent work titled "Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets" published by Oak Knoll Press in the US and by Private Libraries Association in the UK, Godburn includes an Appendix providing a list of "...all known publishers' dust-jackets issued on hardback books in Great Britain, Europe and the United States to 1870. Both flap-style and sealed, plain and printed, are included. There are about sixty titles overall, and, when multiple years of the same annual are added, the figure is close to one hundred. German jackets predominate before mid-century, but the largest number of titles are British, with nearly forty, about half as many German, a handful of American and one Danish." The present copy comes eighth on that list, and is the first annual there appearing, showing it to be a REMARKABLY EARLY and, of course, EXCEEDINGLY RARE DUST JACKET]. A Very Good + copy in a Virtually Fine dust jacket, an EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET, AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST DUST JACKET'S KNOWN TO EXIST. Very good + / fine. Item #3250

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