AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1740.

Boston: Printed by John Draper, 1740 [i.e. 1739]. [16]pp. Stitched. First and final leaves extremely soiled and stained, obscuring some text. Text tanned, and with some internal staining as well. Fair. Item #WRCAM41168

An 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. The final page describes Newton's theory of gravity. EVANS 4335. DRAKE 3061. NAIP w029754.

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