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Low, Nathanael.  A pocket almanack for the year of our Lord 1785. Being the first after leap year, and the ninth of American independence. Calculated for the use of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, in latitude 42. 30. north. Longitude 69. 23. w. from London. Boston: Printed & sold by T. & J. Fleet, [1784]. 12mo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). [12] ff., 84 pp.
$525.00

The knowledgeable cataloguers at the American Antiquarian Society note in its OPAC: "The almanac was probably calculated by Nathanael Low. The notes on eclipses are practically identical with those in his An astronomical diary or almanack for 1785, also published by Fleet. The calculations on the calendar pages are identical in part and in part vary slightly."
        The wealth of information provided the purchasers of this almanac includes the expected list of local ministers, officials, roads, etc., but also printed here is a copy of "The definitive treaty between Great Britain and the United States of America; sign'd at Paris, Sept. 3, 1783" (pp. 53–58) — being the "Treaty of Paris" that => ended the American Revolution and acknowledged the existence of the new United States.
        Provenance: Ex–American Antiquarian Society.

Evans 18469; Drake, Almanacs, 3348. 20th-century red calf nicely tooled on spine and both boards. A.A.S. stamp on title-page and that with one corner repaired just touching border. One or two spots of water, age-toning, and a few bottom edges deckle. Very good.  (38057)   Please RESHELVE This.


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