Lot 22 of 703:
Almamac with Cromwell woodcut within days of the Tea Party  

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An Astronomical Diary; Or, Almanack for the Year of Christian Aera, 1774

Low, Nathanael


J. Kneeland

1774 [i.e. 1773]


[24] pp. Woodcut portrait of Oliver Cromwell on title page. (12mo) 17.3x10.7 cm (7x4¼”), bound with string

Woodcut captioned: "Ungrateful Those, who would no tears allow / To him, who gave them Peace and Empire Too!" Cromwell's famous speech dissolving Parliament is quoted extensively on the following page.  This almanac would have been printed within ten days, at most, of the Boston Tea Party, and the pointed anti-King, anti-Parliament message would have rung loud and clear.

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Last page appears trimmed ½” on fore-edge; soiling on covers and edges.

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