AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1744.

Boston: Printed by John Draper, 1744 [i.e. 1743]. [16]pp. Dbd., stitched. Light foxing and soiling. Trimmed closely. First and last leaf torn in lower corner of gutter, with minor loss. Good. Item #WRCAM41172

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 poem by the British poet Richard Blackmore. Additionally, Ames cites Milton's PARADISE LOST for its message of abstinence: "He that can gain a Habit of abstaining from strong Drink in the Forenoon, is in [but] little Danger of being Drunk in the Afternoon." EVANS 5116. DRAKE 3072. NAIP w029757.

Price: $300.00