THE UNIVERSAL AMERICAN ALMANACK, OR , YEARLY ASTRONOMICAL, HISTORICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1765....

Philadelphia: Printed by Andrew Steuart, [1764]. [40]pp. including one in-text woodcut illustration. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of John Lambert in outer margin of p.[3]. Edge wear, some soiling to titlepage, scattered foxing. Else very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM37675

The sixth annual UNIVERSAL AMERICAN ALMANACK by "Andrew Auguecheek" (the pseudonym is taken from the character in TWELFTH NIGHT), containing a wealth of information and entertainment. In addition to the calendar, the present issue includes tables for calculating meat prices and personal income and expenses; lists of Quaker meetings, fairs, roads from Philadelphia, and North American courts; a "brief chronology" of important events, relating primarily to the New World; and a variety of poetry, maxims, anecdotes, and essays, including a cure for the bite of a viper, a "Jewish Tradition concerning Moses," the story of the Middle Eastern ascetic Barsisa, who succumbed to the devil, and a dialogue in verse between "an old drolling Gentleman with a Carbuncle-Nose, and his merry Tallow fac'd Lady." The woodcut illustration is "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations." DRAKE 9881. EVANS 9566. NAIP w036875.

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