BICKERSTAFF'S MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, NEWHAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1799... FITTED TO THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, BUT WILL SERVE WITHOUT ESSENTIAL VARIATION FOR THE ADJACENT STATES.

Salem: Nathaniel & John Coverly, [1798]. 24pp. Stitched, untrimmed, spotted and light wear. Good+

"Evans attributes the almanac, as he does most of those issued under the Bickerstaff pseudonym, to Benjamin West. Most of these can be shown to have been definitely or probably the work of other calculators. Previous 'Bickerstaff' almanacs with similar titles issued by Coverly were calculated by Osgood Carleton and Samuel Bullard, and the calendar page notes in the present issue are in their style rather than West's. West issued no almanacs under his own name for the years between 1787 and 1804." [ESTC]
There are two states of gathering 'B.' In ours, 'Courts' begins on page 15 rather than page 17.
Evans 35001. Drake 3594. ESTC W22554 [4 locations]. Item #36110

Price: $175.00

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