Philadelphia: Printed by and for Andrew Steuart, . pp. including one in-text woodcut illustration. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Some wear, scattered foxing, else very good, untrimmed. Item #WRCAM37673
The fourth annual UNIVERSAL AMERICAN ALMANACK by "Andrew Aguecheek" (a pseudonym taken from the character in TWELFTH NIGHT), containing a wealth of information and entertainment. In addition to the calendar, the present issue includes various tables for calculating expenses, interest, etc., lists of Quaker meetings, fairs, roads from Philadelphia, and North American courts and postmasters (Benjamin Franklin is named as Postmaster- General), bits of verse, a "brief chronology" of important events, relating primarily to the New World, and a long, tongue-in-cheek sermon, "wherein is shewn the extraordinary Advantages that arise from habitual Swearing in common Conversation." The woodcut illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page . DRAKE 9822. EVANS 8291. ESTC W36869.