Contrary to the fate of most of the other almanacs
being published at the time, Thomas' "Old Farmer's Almanac
'' was a smash hit.
Over the years, almanacs
have been suggesting the do's and don'ts
For fans of previous Witches almanacs
or witch legend in general, "The Witches Almanac
" is not to be passed up.
Jeff found an online a copy of this almanac
in a book entitled Collection of English Almanacs
for the years 1702-1835 on the Google Books website; it was said to be copyrighted, and consequently only the first two lines of the riddle were permitted to be read.
, these are The United States Working Man's Almanack.
appeared later, in the form of wooden blocks inscribed with the seasons and astronomical phenomena.
Explain that atlases and almanacs
need to be updated often, because borders, governments, populations, and other data change.
also listed the times, destination and starting-place of stagecoaches, as well as the collecting points and times of the mail.
Focusing on astrology and chronicling what each sign will face, complete with calendars, "The Witches' Almanac
" is presented in the form of the old school farmer's almanacs
, and is especially recommended for the spiritual witchcraft practitioner.
Whereas previous scholars--particularly Eduard Seler and Karl Anton Nowotny--offered detailed iconographic and structural analyses of individual manuscripts, the author explores the fundamental organizational and interpretive structures that determine how the almanacs
In a series of retrospective comments on previous Almanacs
, published online in 2003, Barone admits that the readers he first had in mind were "teenage boys, the kind who are often dismissed as nerds.
Indeed, the concept of almanacs
- a book published yearly, with a calendar and containing information about everything from the phases of the moon to the dates of religious