Elijah Middlebrook. Middlebrook’s Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, 1840 . . . . . Calculated for the Lat. and Long. of the city of Bridgeport.
Bridgeport (CT): Josiah B. Baldwin, 1840. 6 7/8 by 4 5/8. [24 pages] Nicely detailed woodcut on front cover of an early steam locomotive pulling two cars loaded with goods, plus seasonal-appropriate woodcuts for each month. Expected wear and some internal markings; otherwise good condition.
A lifelong resident of Fairfield County, Connecticut, in which Bridgeport is located, Elijah Middlebrook, M.D.(1785-1859) practiced medicine there for over fifty years. For nearly as long he was a prolific almanac compiler, most often for the Connecticut latitude and longitude, but occasionally for other locations, particularly in the Carolina and Georgia area of the south.