Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption 1774 Calculated for the meridian of Boston, N.E. lat. 42' 25° n

Main Author: West, Benjamin
Format: eBook
Published: Boston Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, at their printing-office, in School-Street, next to Cromwell's Head Tavern, (Price seven coppers single, and three and four pence the dozen.) 1773, [1773]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Advertised in the Massachusetts gazette and Boston post-boy, Oct. 18-25, 1773. - Advertisement for printing work and books for sale by Mills and Hicks, p. 32. - Drake, M. Almanacs, 3230. - English Short Title Catalog, W22544. - Evans, 13074. - Parentheses substituted for square brackets in imprint. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Some copies illustrated with a copperplate engraving, others with a woodcut. Both are signed by Joseph Callender. - The author, whose preface is signed "Isaac Bickerstaff," was Benjamin West. Cf. Nichols, C.L. "Notes on the almanacs of Massachusetts." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. v. 22 (1912): 34-35, and the Dictionary of American biography. The eclipse notes are identical, and the calendar page notes practically so, with those in West's The New-England almanack, or Lady's and gentleman's diary, for 1774 (Providence). The calculations for the moon's place, rising, and setting, are identical, though the rest vary, being for Boston rather than Providence
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (32p., [1]folded leaf) ill 12°