AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1762.

Portsmouth: Printed and Sold by D. Fowle, [1761]. [24]pp. Stitched. First page lightly soiled; bottom right corner chipped. A very good copy. Item #WRCAM41191A

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. Contains a long essay addressed to the fairer gender discussing the virtues of drinking tea and the importance of breast-feeding one own's children. This Portsmouth edition of Ames is a very early New Hampshire imprint, and also probably pirated. Not in Evans or NAIP. DRAKE 4618.

Price: $600.00