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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Definition english
"A kalendar, usually in pocket-book (more rarely sheet) form, augmented with Saints’ days, fair-dates and astronomical and meteorological data; a bestseller from the start and protected by jealously guarded patents, the different titles, hot rivals in the 17th century, were all finally swallowed up by Dr Francis Moore’s Vox Stellarum, familiarly known as ‘Old Moore’s Almanack’." (Carter, ABC for Book Collectors)
Term french
Almanachs et Almanachs royaux
Definition french
Source d’informations et de renseignements utiles pour la vie quotidienne (calendrier détaillé, météorologie, astrologie...). Le plus répandu des livres populaires. On distingue, parmi eux, les Almanachs Royaux qui contenaient tous les renseignements administratifs du royaume. Ils sont souvent dans de belles reliures.
Term german
Definition german
"Ursprüngliche Bezeichnung für ein Jahrbuch mit Kalendarium und Angaben über astronomische sowie sonstige vorausbestimmbare Ereignisse." (Hiller)
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