Lot 13 of 739:
Revolutionary-era Massachusetts almanac  

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An Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord and Saviour, 1777...Calculated for the Meridian of Boston New-England, Lat. XLII, XXV North

George, Daniel


Printed and sold by Draper and Phillips



]. [24] pp. (12mo) 17.2x10.3 cm (6¾x4”), bound with string.

A Revolutionary-era Massachusetts almanac, with "all things necessary, useful, and fit for such a work," including the assertion that the planets are aligned "for the good of America."  

The "Draper" named in the imprint is attributed by NAIP to Edward Draper, one of the least well known of the numerous printers in the Draper family.  Isaiah Thomas notes in his seminal history of printing in America that Edward Draper, with a partner, published a newspaper for "some time during the war."  Daniel George, the compiler, issued New England almanacs printed in various Massachusetts towns between 1776 and 1787, and later moved to Portland, Maine where he became a newspaper publisher.

Lot Amendments

String barely holding together, nearly disbound; loss of text on last page from wear; small closed tears inexpertly taped with transparent tape.

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