An astronomical diary: or almanack, for the year of our Lord 1796 .. Calculated for the meridian and latitude of Boston; but will serve without sensible variation for the adjacent states. / By Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. ; [Four lines of verse]

Author(s): Bickerstaff, Isaac
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Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Bumstead's edition
Published: Boston: : Printed for B. Larkin, E. Larkin, J. West, Cornhill; D. West, Marlboro' Street, J. Bumstead, Union-Street, and other booksellers in Boston., [1795]
Series: Early American imprints. First series no. 29865
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: [24] p. ; 18 cm. (12mo)
Additional Authors: Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816
West, Benjamin, 1730-1813
Notes: Evans attributed this almanac, as he did most of those issued under the Bickerstaff pseudonym, to Benjamin West. However, the calculations on the calendar pages are identical with the corresponding columns among those in Osgood Carleton's Almanack for 1796 (Boston: W.P. Blake), which devotes two pages to each month. The astronomical notes on the same pages correspond to those in Carleton's almanac, except that the latter has more of them and with frequent slight differences in the calculations here. The weather predictions on the same pages are generally parallel
Identical in typography and content, except for the title page, with An astronomical diary: or almanack, for 1796, and by A. Weatherwise (Boston: same imprint with the addition of S. Hall and J. Boyle)
Advertised by E. Larkin in the Independent chronicle, Boston, Nov. 12, 1795
Edition statement transposed from foot of title page
Advertisement for books sold by Joseph Bumstead, p. [24]
References: Evans 29865
References: Drake, M. Almanacs, 3544
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OCLC Number: aas03025580e