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Bickerstaff's Boston almanack, for the year of our redemption 1774 : Calculated for the meridian of Boston, N.E. lat. 42' 25° n.

Author: Benjamin West
Publisher: Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, at their printing-office, in School-Street, next to Cromwell's Head Tavern, (Price seven coppers single, and three and four pence the dozen.), [1773]
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Genre/Form: Almanacs
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin West
OCLC Number: 731628006
Notes: The author, whose preface is signed "Isaac Bickerstaff," was Benjamin West. Cf. Nichols, C.L. "Notes on the almanacs of Massachusetts." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. v. 22 (1912): 34-35, and the Dictionary of American biography. The eclipse notes are identical, and the calendar page notes practically so, with those in West's The New-England almanack, or Lady's and gentleman's diary, for 1774 (Providence). The calculations for the moon's place, rising, and setting, are identical, though the rest vary, being for Boston rather than Providence.
Some copies illustrated with a copperplate engraving, others with a woodcut. Both are signed by Joseph Callender.
Advertised in the Massachusetts gazette and Boston post-boy, Oct. 18-25, 1773.
Parentheses substituted for square brackets in imprint.
Advertisement for printing work and books for sale by Mills and Hicks, p. 32.
Reproduction of original from British Library.
Eighteenth century collections online.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
Description: Online-Datei (32 p., [1] folded leaf) : ill. ; 12°

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