Manuscript strip almanac in tabular form, with months arranged in two columns, indicating the phases of the moon and religious festivals and saints' days
John Pack appears to be a previously unknown almanac maker, not recorded in Capp or Taylor. ESTC lists no printed almanacs produced under his name
On vellum in red and brown ink, rolled into an original turned bone cylindrical casing with spindle mechanism, vellum strip finished with a brass bar
Also available as a digital reproduction
Acquired from Samuel Gedge, cat. 5, lot 93, 2008
Exhibited: The Curatorial Eye: Discoveries from the Folger Vault, curated by Folger Shakespeare Library staff, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., June 13-August 29, 2009
Also known as
Extended title: An almanack for the year 1688 by John Pack 1687?