Boston: Printed and Sold by John Draper; Richard Draper, Green & Russell, Edes & Gill, Thomas & John Fleet, . pp., including a woodcut on the first page. Original printed self-wrappers, restitched. Minor stains to a few pages. Text tanning. Outer margin and top right corner chipping, not affecting text. Item #WRCAM41189B
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 decorative, illustrations of the four seasons surrounding the signs of the zodiac, which form a circle around the date "1760." The final three pages are a poem describing General Wolfe's death at the battle for Quebec: "O WOLFE immortal Hero, tho' now fall'n / Thy Name shall live for ever in our Breasts. / Shall We, or envy or condole thy Fate? / Like Him of Gaza, conqu'ring in thy Fall / Gaining the greatest Vict'ry at thy Death." Drake notes two copies, this being the copy which does not list the price under the imprint. EVANS 8292. DRAKE 3118. NAIP w022451.