CROCKETT, DAVID "DAVY" Five rare Crockett almanacs, 1839-43
. All housed in folding cloth case. Comprising: [Vol. 2 No. 1]. "Go Ahead!!" The Crockett Almanac 1839. Nashville: Ben Harding, . Stitched in early plain wrappers. 8 x 5 1/4 inches (21 x 13.5 cm); 36 pp., woodcut illustration. Manuscript notes to final text leaf, some marginal chips and old stains; another copy of the same, 36 pp., woodcut illustration, the stitching renewed, light staining and chips; [Vol. 2 No. 2]. "Go Ahead!!" The Crockett Almanac 1840. Nasville: Ben Harding, . Disbound, 36 pp., woodcut illustration, old stitch holes, stain to fore-edge, generally clean within; Improved Edition. 1842. Crockett Almanac. Boston: S.N. Dickerson, . 36 pp., stitched, woodcut illustration, Tears and losses to final leaf, stains, spotting and marginal chips; and Fisher's Crockett Almanac. 1843. Wheeling, West Virginia: John H. Thompson, . 36 pp., stitched, woodcut illustration, first and last leaf darkened and with spotting, stains and chips, ink stain to fore-edge and other chips and small stains.
A group of rare Crockett almanacs including three Nashville and an uncommon Wheeling printing. We trace no example of the Wheeling issue at auction. For various entries on Crocket Almanacs see Sabin 17576; Allen, Tennessee Imprints 1545; Drake 13414; Grolier American 39; Howes C897n; Streeter 4187 & 4189; HRS Tennessee 379 & 398.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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