Abridgment of the Nautical Almanac for 1878: by Riggs & Brother, Successors to W.H.C. Riggs, Chronometer Makers
Philadelphia: No. 221 Walnut Street, corner of Dock, 1878. String-tied Cloth over Board. 8vo; 63pp; printed blue wrapper with vignette of sailing ship to front, rear is an advertisement for F.J. Sloane & Co. Chronometers and nautical Instruments; publishers string binding; chart for January through April used and filled out in neat ink; scuffing of wrapper with loss of front upper corner, creasing to corners, light soiling, a few pages with spots; very good. Only later editions listed in WorldCat. Very good. Item #550
Filled with interesting and necessary information for mariners sailing in the Philadelphia the booklet includes moon phases, tide charts, locations of piers, full page advertisements for merchants, charts to record chronometer readings, information on the Delaware River and Bay, Rules and Regulations of the Port of Philadelphia, and more.