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

New London: Printed and Sold by T. Green, [1768]. [24]pp. Stitched. Last page soiled, otherwise a very good copy. Item #WRCAM41200C

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. The same as the original Boston edition except for an advertisement for a ferry boat in New London. DRAKE 255. EVANS 10820. NAIP w022477.

Price: $250.00