Lot 10 of 739:
The Universal American Almanack 1764  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
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$500 - $800

Title:
The Universal American Almanack, or, Yearly Astronomical, Historical, and Geographical Magazine...For The Year of our Lord 1764

Author:
Aguecheek, Andrew [pseudonym]

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
Printed by Andrew Steuart

Date:
[1763]

Description:

[40] pp. including one in-text woodcut illustration. (12mo) 16x9.5 cm (6½x3¾”), later three-quarter leather over marbled boards.

The Fifth Annual Universal American Almanack by "Andrew Aguecheek" (the pseudonym is taken from the character in Twelfth Night), containing a wealth of information and entertainment.  In addition to the calendar, the present issue includes tables for calculating meat prices and personal income and expenses; lists of Quaker meetings, fairs, roads from Philadelphia, and North American courts; a "brief chronology" of important events, relating primarily to the New World; and a variety of poetry, maxims, anecdotes, and essays, including a "true and particular History of Free-Masonry, shewing its first rise, what it is, and how it first came to be."  The woodcut illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [3].


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Library label on spine; wear to extremities; armorial library bookplate on front pastedown; spotting on title page; very good.


 
Item number:
294265a
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