AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1755...CALCULATED FOR THE MERIDIAN OF BOSTON, NEW-ENGLAND.

Boston, New-England: J. Draper, for the Booksellers, [1754]. 8 leaves (complete). Stitched. Upper right quadrant spotted, small hole in last leaf affects a couple of letters. Else Good+.

On page14, above the details for December, the Almanac reads: "WHO 'ere presum'd, till FRANKLIN led the Way, / to climb the amazing Highth of Heaven, / And rob the Sky of it's tremendous Thunder; / And leave the Clouds, with Winds and Tempests fraught, / But Breath enough to shake the trembling Trees, / And rock the Birds that perch upon their Boughs." Franklin conducted his famous experiment using a kite in a storm in June of 1752.
With an essay on "Diet" and another on "Exercise." This is the first of two editions, the other one issuing from New Haven.
Evans 7143. Drake 3097. Guerra 1754 [b-91]. ESTC W29769. Item #35272

Price: $350.00

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