THE NORTH-AMERICAN CALENDAR, AND RHODE ISLAND REGISTER, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1782; AND BEING THE SECOND YEAR AFTER BISSEXTILE OR LEAP YEAR, AND THE SIXTH OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE...CALCULATED FOR THE MERIDIAN OF PROVIDENCE, IN NEW ENGLAND...ASTRONOMICAL CALCULATIONS BY THE INGENIOUS BENJAMIN WEST, A.M.....

Providence: Bennett Wheeler, 1782. [40]pp. 16mo. Self-wrappers, stab-stitched. Slight browning. Overall, very good. Item #WRCAM28213

The present edition of the NORTH-AMERICAN CALENDAR... is most notable for its inclusion of the complete Articles of Confederation, which had passed into law upon Maryland's agreement to ratify on March 1, 1781. Published by Benjamin West, noted astronomer, and founder of what was to become the NEW ENGLAND ALMANAC, produced on Providence's first printing press in 1762. Though most remembered for his astronomical skills and numerous almanacs, West also worked fervently to supply the Continental army with clothes, and later served on the faculty of Rhode Island College, later Brown University. EVANS 17432. DAB XX, pp.5-6.

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