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Radway's Almanac and Guide to Health 1887 [advertising almanac]

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Dates
1887
circa 1887
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.8
Description
A rectangular 32-page paper book bound by a looped and tied string at the top left corner; front cover has a decorative border with a triple "R" motif, a printed central illustration with a star-crowned angel holding a stoppered vial; beams of light illuminate the angel; around this, the injured an…
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Accession Number
1978.14.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Almanacs; Advertising
Description
A rectangular 32-page paper book bound by a looped and tied string at the top left corner; front cover has a decorative border with a triple "R" motif, a printed central illustration with a star-crowned angel holding a stoppered vial; beams of light illuminate the angel; around this, the injured and sick look on in awe and wonder; book contains information on the calendar: advertisements for Radway's products, table of digestion times; almanac tables (sun and moon tables and advice in the form of sayings); testimonials, special attention to Radway's products as anti-malarial agents, and warning against frauds.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Radway & Co. (Ltd.)
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1887
circa 1887
Date Remarks
Date on pamphlet
Material
paper: off-white; green
fabric: pink
Inscriptions
Printed over the angel's head: "R.R.R."; printed text around perimeter of cover: "ERADICATE EVIL. ASSUAGE PAIN. CURE DISEASE"; central text: "RADWAY'S // ALMANAC // AND // GUIDE TO HEALTH // 1887 // PUBLISHED BY RADWAY & CO., (LIMITED.) // 419 St. James Street, Montreal."; back cover: "[postal laws listed] // "RADWAY'S READY RELIEF, // Price, 25 Cents per Bottle, $2.50 per Doz. // RADWAY'S REGULATING PILLS. // Price, 25 Cents per Box. $2.50 per Doz. // RADWAY'S SARSAPARILLIAN RESOLVENT, // Price, $10..0 per Bottle, $5.00 per Half Doz. // Be Sure and Ask for RADWAY'S, and see that the name RADWAY & CO. is on each Bottle and Box, as there are so many Frauds and Imitations. // Presented by // JAMES KAVANAGH // DEALER IN // Choice Groceries, // PROVISIONS &C. // SHARON Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm x Width 13.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is stained, heavily around edges; pages stained with lignin buildup; significant 4-cm tear in paper, through all pages.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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