AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1763....

New Haven: Re-printed and Sold by James Parker and Company, [1762]. [24]pp. Stitched. First and last pages soiled. Upper outer corner of first two leaves torn, affecting approximately twenty- five characters. Text leaves soiled. Leaves unevenly trimmed, affecting final line of text on the recto of the penultimate leaf. Overall, a good copy. Item #WRCAM13071A

An early almanac by one of the most prolific almanac makers in colonial America. This New Haven edition is one of several New England printings, following the presumed Boston first edition. Ames' run of almanacs predated Benjamin Franklin's POOR RICHARD'S by eight years. Ames had a long and notable career, producing popular and highly-regarded almanacs for more than fifty years. Includes "A Brief Chronology of Remarkable Events, relating chiefly to the [French and Indian War]", including Braddock's defeat. Additionally, Ames speculates about the future of the British colonies and the population growth and prosperity that will result from a British cession of Canada. EVANS 9054. DRAKE 228. NAIP w033744.

Price: $375.00