AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1743.

Boston: Printed by John Draper, 1743 [i.e 1742]. [16]pp. Stitched. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Some loss in margins of three leaves, affecting a few letters in one leaf of the calendar. About very good. Item #WRCAM41171

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. Includes a three page essay on comets including their composition, head (or gas cloud), appearance, number, effects, and a chart describing four notable comets between 1680 and 1718. EVANS 4878. DRAKE 3069. NAIP w029756.

Price: $375.00