AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY; OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1765. Nathaniel Ames.

AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY; OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1765.

Boston: Draper...Sold also by the Booksellers, [1764]. 12 leaves (complete), stitched, age-toned with minimal foxing. Spine reinforced with archival tape. Overall, Good+.

The first almanac produced by Nathaniel Ames the younger, with "An Elegy on the Death of the late Dr Ames," his father, and discussions of almanac-making in general. He warns his readers that the "heavy Duties" laid upon the colonists and their growing burden of debt, in the aftermath of the French and Indian War, will surely make their lives harder. He dislikes "Gentlemen of the Bar" who stir up strife and lawsuits, lists roads and distances, and provides "Some Practical Rules for Husbandry."
Evans 9570. Drake 3142. Item #17873

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