AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1753.

Boston: Printed by J. Draper, [1752]. [16]pp., including a woodcut on the second page. Stitched. Old library stamps on titlepage. Text very clean. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM41181

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 shows the predicted transit of Mercury in front of the Sun on May 6th of 1753. The final two pages explain the discontinuity between the 1752 and 1753 almanacs, attributed to the act of Parliament which established a calendar year consistent with the solar year. EVANS 6807. DRAKE 3092. NAIP w029767.

Price: $300.00