Lot 12 of 517:
Twenty-five volumes Ames Almanack 1735-59  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,600
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
An Astronomical Diary - 25 volumes of his Almanack for the Years of our Lord Christ, 1735-1759.

Author:
Ames, Nathaniel

Place:
Boston

Publisher:
R. and S. Draper

Date:
1735-1759

Description:

(12mo) late 19th Century/early 2oth Century red half-morocco with marbled boards, lettered and tooled on spines in gilt, raised bands.

Publisher of the first American almanac, launched eight years before Poor Richard put up his shingle.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear to covers generally, some rubbing and scuffs; a few cracked hinges, a few small chips and tears to almanack pages, some repaired; very good overall.


 
Item number:
298919
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