AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1751.

Boston: Printed by J. Draper, [1750]. [16]pp. Stitched. Large stain visible on top right corner of all pages, does not affect text. Text is evenly tanned. Tape used on fifth page for repair. Fraying to pages' outer margins. Overall, a good copy. Item #WRCAM41179

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. On the second page Ames predicts the beginning of a war "between the Governours of New-England and the Princes of Terra Canadensis" based on the influence of Saturn and Jupiter. On the fifteenth page appears and advertisement for Ames' "House of Publick Entertainment" where travelers can expect to "be well entertained at a reasonable Rate." NAIP notes two copies, the latter not having a price included in the imprint. This is one of those copies without the price. EVANS 6453. DRAKE 3085. NAIP w029764.

Price: $300.00