The original copy of the almanac reproduced here, measuring just 3.5" x 5" (9 cm by 12.5 cm) has been donated for safekeeping to the Warwickshire County Record Office. The binding of its 27 pages is in now worm-eaten leather as thin as vellum, with a rustic look about it, as if the work was done locally, even by the owner of the book himself.

Sample page 1 - key to diary columns and page for January 1758

Cardanus Rider’s British Merlin Almanac 1758
Introduction Extract - January Extract - world history Extract - world geography Download
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