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Early almanac by prolific almanac maker before Benjamin Franklin  

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An Astronomical Diary, or, an Almanack for the Year of our Lord Christ, 1742

Ames, Nathaniel


Printed by John Draper

1742 [i.e. 1741]


[16 ]pp. (12mo) 17.7x11.4 cm (7x4½”), disbound.

An early almanac by one of the most prolific almanac makers in colonial America.  Ames' run of almanacs predated Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's by eight years.  Ames had a long and notable career, producing popular and highly-regarded almanacs for more than fifty years.


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Held together with a piece of transparent tape, loss of text on title page; chipping along all edges.

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