Boston, Mass. John W. Luce and Company, 1905. Wallace Goldsmith. First Edition. Cloth. 12mo, green textured cloth with paper label on spine and colored paper paste-down on cover with a colored cartoon of a bald man with pen swirling the stars and planets, illustrated throughout with B&W cartoons by Wallace Goldsmith, decorative endpapers with wallpaper motives of sun, moon, planets and stars, N.P. [~ 100] pages. Very Good / None. Item #6160
A humorous compendium of genuine and foolish anticipations for the forthcoming year of 1906. A spoof prepared by the staff of John W. Luce & Co., with illustrations by Wallace Goldsmith. This amusing and satirical "almanak" is filled with puns, advice, drawings, lunar phases, horoscopes, and cartoons. It also has the dubious novelty of seeming to be anti-Theodore Roosevelt.
Tight, unmarked copy with publisher's printed bookplate on front pastedown; wear to the head and foot of the spine; slight bowing to the covers; and slight soil and moderate wear to the paper labels on the cover. Overall, an almanac of abiding humorous interest in surprisingly good condition.