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Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption, 1780 [electronic resource] : Calculated for the meridian of Boston, in New-England, latitude 42 deg. 25 north. ; [Four lines of verse]
Bib ID 3361461
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Online Versions
Description Boston: : Printed and sold by Draper and Folsom, and John Mycall, of Newbury., [1779] 
[24] p. : ill. ; 17 cm (12mo) 
Series

Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800); no. 16287.

Notes

Attributed by Evans to Ezra Gleason, but not clearly by the same hand as Thomas's Massachusetts, New-Hampshire and Connecticut almanack (Worcester) for the same year, also attributed by Evans to Gleason. However, when compared with An almanack for the year of our Lord Christ 1780 by Daniel George (Newbury: J. Mycall), the frequency of correspondence between the astronomical and other notes on the monthly calendar pages of the two almanacs suggests a common authorship.

The calculations vary slightly throughout. The calendar page notes include calculations of the rising and setting of "Yard L" or Yard and Ell, an archaic term for the belt of Orion. References to the Yard are at this time peculiar, in Massachusetts almanacs, to the work of George and that of Nathaniel Low, and regularly appear there. The almanac's calculations generally are closer to George's than to Low's and there is no other resemblance to Low's almanac. The preface is signed: "Isaac Bickerstaff."

Advertised in the Evening post and general advertiser, Boston, Nov. 13, 1779

Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.

Cited In

Evans 16287

Drake, M. Almanacs, 3291

Reproduction Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800); no. 16287). Mode of access : World Wide Web. 
Form/genre Almanacs
Place United States Massachusetts Boston.
Other authors/contributors Gleason, Ezra, 1748-1808?  |  George, Daniel, 1757 or 8-1804
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