AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1752.

Boston: Printed by John Draper, [1751]. [16]pp., including a woodcut on the second page. Stitched. Adhesive used to maintain the spine. Last page soiled. Text evenly and darkly tanned. Overall, a good copy. Item #WRCAM41180

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 woodcut is a decorative image of the Sun's face appearing from behind the moon. The last two pages include an essay on medicine and the effects of diet on health. EVANS 6628. DRAKE 3090. NAIP w029765.

Price: $300.00