AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY; OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST 1768.

Boston: Printed and Sold by the Printers and Booksellers, [1767]. 12 leaves (complete), stitched. Light dustsoiling, blank corner wear. Good+.

The almanac prints the important pre-Revolutionary Resolutions of the Town of Boston, urging development of domestic industries and discouraging European importations, in view of the "heavy Debt, incurred in the Course of the late War...Moneys that should go in Payment, are now to be taken from us, without our Consent, to support, independent of the People, and in greater Affluence, the Officers of the Crown; as also to maintain & keep up a large Body of Regular Troops in America."
This is the issue with 'Vacations at Havard [sic]-College' at the bottom of the last page, and noted by Drake [with 'Havard' spelled correctly]. Evans records the Boston issue with the 'Ephemeris' on the last leaf, which is also present here. The Almanac provides a table of distances of New England towns from Boston, "with the best Stages to put up at."
Evans 10541. Drake 3160. Item #21652

Price: $350.00

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