AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1748.

Boston: Printed by J. Draper, [1747]. [16]pp. Stitched. Margins frayed, with no loss of text. First and last pages soiled; text tanned. Overall, a good copy. Item #WRCAM41176

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 last two pages are a discussion on astronomical observations and provide information about the period of Saturn and Jupiter's moons. EVANS 5899. DRAKE 3079. NAIP w029761.

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