AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1769.

Boston: Printed for and Sold by A. Barclay, [1768]. [24]pp. Stitched. First and last pages rubbed, making it difficult to read. Minor chipping and tearing to margins, not affecting text. Tape repair on the second page. Text tanned. Overall, a fair copy. Item #WRCAM41200A

One of several editions of Ames' popular almanac for 1768. Dr. Nathaniel Ames started his highly regarded almanac in 1726, and it was continued by his son after he died in 1764, running until the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Ames was a successful doctor, ardent Anti-Federalist and local politician. Includes an essay on silk-farming and "An Indian Story" which tells the story of the Natchez who were betrayed by the French during a peace treaty. The story focuses on the difficulty the Natchez have in formulating a response to the French deceit and the influence of the French on Native Americans. DRAKE 3165. EVANS 10816. NAIP w019325.

Price: $325.00