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

Portsmouth: Printed and sold by D. Fowle, [1762]. [24]pp. 20th-century red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Minor soiling and wear. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM13071B

A Portsmouth printing of this early almanac by one of the most prolific almanac makers in colonial America. 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 9055. DRAKE 4620. WHITTEMORE 57.

Price: $400.00