THE NORTH-AMERICAN CALENDAR: OR, THE RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST 1786...BY COPERNICUS PARTRIDGE, A.M. Benjamin West.

THE NORTH-AMERICAN CALENDAR: OR, THE RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST 1786...BY COPERNICUS PARTRIDGE, A.M.

Providence: Bennett Wheeler, [1785]. 12mo, 24pp, string-tied, Very Good. With the contemporary ownership signature, "Sarah Deane." Contemporary manuscript notations.

The author introduces himself, as if for the first time, with a section entitled "The Author to the Reader." He says, "I am a Stranger to that Part of the Public where my Labours are now to appear." Evans attributes authorship to West; previous almanacs in this series, and the one following, were signed by West.
Also included are Court schedules, and the following Maxim: "Treason does never prosper; what's the reason?/ Why, when it prospers, none dare call it Treason." Roads and distances are set forth. This is Alden's State B, ending with a three-line request from the Printer.
Evans 19377. Drake 12884. Alden 1002, Issue B. ESTC W22738. Item #34434

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