Worcester: Printed by Stearns and Bigelow, [ 1776]. pp. 12mo. Stitched. Light soiling and wear. Very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM43371A
The second state of this Revolutionary-era almanac by Samuel Stearns, featuring a map of the forts at New York on the front page. In this second state, the legend accompanying the map on the title page (of the defences of New York) has been corrected to read: "See p. 4th." In the first state it reads: "See p. 3d." Additionally, the seasonal verses at heads of calendar pages in the earlier state have been replaced in the later state with verses from Hale's "The sum of religion." While this almanac is remarkably similar in general content to the NORTH AMERICAN'S ALMANACK of the same year by Isaac Warren, also published by Stearns (Evans calls it "essentially the same"), the calendar is entirely different from that of Warren. EVANS 15096. DRAKE 3268.