Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption, 1783 Fitted for the meridian of Boston, N.E. lat. 42' 25° N

Main Author: Daboll, Nathan
Other Authors: West, Benjamin
Format: eBook
Published: Boston Printed and sold by E. Russell, near Liberty-Stump 1782, [1782]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Advertised in the Independent ledger, Boston, Oct. 28, 1782. - Attributed to Benjamin West in Nichols, C.L. "Notes on the almanacs of Massachusetts." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. v. 22 (1912): 34-35; and in the Dictionary of American biography. However, the eclipse notes, calculations, and notes on the calendar pages do not resemble those in West's North-American calendar for 1783 (Providence), whereas they contain frequent correspondences or similarities with Nathan Daboll's The New-England almanack and gentleman's and lady's diary for the same year, published at New London under the pseudonym of Edmund Freebetter, such as to suggest a common authorship. - Drake, M. Almanacs, 3318. - English Short Title Catalog, W35404. - Evans, 17792. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Two states noted. One has a four-line advertisement for booksellers and shopkeepers in Boston and Salem on p. [24]; the other dfoes not
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([24]p) ill 12°