Little Frank's Almanack, to Show Little Boys and Girls Their Play Days.

Portland [Maine]: Bailey & Noyes, [1860-1875?]. Nineteen woodcut engravings. Wrappers lightly worn and sewn binding slightly loose, but sound. A near fine copy of a fragile work. Illustrated paper wrappers Miniature book, 3.5" x 2 ." [2], 8, [6] pp. (Item ID: 16322)

$200.00

Little Frank's Almanack, was published as part of a chapbook series; there were twelve separate volumes (some of the other titles from the series include Vol. 3: The Soldier Turned Farmer, Vol. 8: The History of Birds, and Vol. 11: History of Beasts. Little Frank's Almanack was the seventh volume). Each chapbook is also a stand-alone work

This work is intended to help children learn the days of the week by associating them with certain animals (an Owl for Sunday, a Falcon for Tuesday, etc.) and the months of the year with accompanying astrological illustrations. These lessons are attributed to the fictional Frank, who wishes to "teach" them to his little sister.

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