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An astronomical diary: or almanack for the year of Christian aera, 1779 [electronic resource] : ... Calculated for the meridian of Boston, in New-England. Lat. 42 deg. 25 min. north. / By Nathanael Low
Bib ID 3368056
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Low, Nathanael, 1740-1808
 
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Description Boston: : Printed by J. Gill, in Court-Street, and T. and J. Fleet, in Cornhill., [1778] 
[24] p. ; 18 cm. (12mo) 
Series

Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800); no. 15870.

Notes

Advertised in the Continental journal, Boston, Oct. 29, 1778.

The title vignette (Reilly 1785), a woodcut of the Man of Signs or Anatomical Man, is identical line for line with that on p. [2] of Thomas Robie's An almanack of the coelestial motions, aspects, and eclipses for 1716 (Boston: T. Fleet and T. Crump). The Robie cut itself appears to have been copied from the one which appeared in John Tully's An almanack for 1693 (Boston: Benjamin Harris) and which continued in use in many of the almanacs printed by Bartholomew Green as late as 1723. The Robie version (in which the spelling of "Pisces" is corrected) appears also in the North-American calendar and gentlemen and ladies diary, being an almanack for 1773, by Samuel Stearns (Boston: Edes & Gill and T. & J. Fleet); and with other engravings in that almanac was attributed to Paul Revere in: Brigham, C.S. Paul Revere's engravings (Worcester, Mass., 1954), p. 136. Its final appearance seems to have been in Low's almanac for 1779 (J. Gill and T. & J. Fleet), and it thus had evidently remained in the Fleets' possession and use for at least 63 years.

Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.

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Evans 15870

Drake, M. Almanacs, 3279

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. 15870). Mode of access : World Wide Web. 
Form/genre Almanacs
Place United States Massachusetts Boston.

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