AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1757.

New England: Printed for the Booksellers, [1756]. [16]pp., including a woodcut on the second page. Dbd. Light tanning to extremities. Very good. Item #WRCAM41185A

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 an image of an Annular eclipse to be expected on August 14th. Includes a one page excerpt from Dr. Cheyne's "practical Essay on the Regimen of Diet." NAIP notes that this is likely a pirated copy. DRAKE 3104. NAIP w022456.

Price: $350.00