AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1746.

Boston: Printed by John Draper, 1746 [i.e. 1745]. [16]pp. Stitched. Text tanned. Good. Item #WRCAM41174

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 Milton. The last page is a dialogue between a clown and a scholar, an allusion to Ames' letter to his readers on the second page in which he mentions that he has had many detractors who made the 1746 almanac very difficult to complete in a timely manner. The dialogue deals with a "clown" who questions the scholars knowledge and reasoning about the Copernican system. A very tongue-in-cheek response to his critics. EVANS 5331. DRAKE 3075. NAIP w029759.

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