THE NORTH-AMERICAN CALENDAR: OR, THE RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF LORD CHRIST 1785...BY BENJAMIN WEST, A.M. A.A.S. Benjamin West.

THE NORTH-AMERICAN CALENDAR: OR, THE RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF LORD CHRIST 1785...BY BENJAMIN WEST, A.M. A.A.S.

Providence: Bennett Wheeler, [1784]. 12mo, [36]pp. Stitched. Light dusting, couple of blank edge chips, untrimmed. Very Good. Contemporary manuscript notations.

Alden records two states: Ours, State A, has the phrase "for the year of Lord Christ" in the title, and the subtitle "Roads" at page [33]; State B prints "for the year of our Lord Christ," and, at page [33], "A List of Roads."
In addition to the usual astronomical data, a three-page "General Description of America" is printed. Each of the thirteen States is described, as is the geography of "this great western continent, frequently denominated the New World." Tables of coinage value and scales of depreciation are also included, along with the Roads and distances. Bennett Wheeler advertises himself at the bottom of the last page.
Evans 18881. Drake 12882. Alden 978, State A. Item #34435

Price: $450.00

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