FATHER ABRAHAM'S ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1779; Being the Third after Leap-Year containing The Motions of the Sun and Moon the true Places and Aspects of the Planets; the Rising and setting of the Sun, And the Rising, Setting and Southing of the Moon. By Abraham Weatherwise, Gent.

Early Americana; Almanac]; Weatherwise Abraham

Published by Philadelphia Printed and sold by John Dunlap For 1779, 1779
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A very early issue of a Weatherwise American Almanac. Illustrated with the well-known anatomical woodcut of a man "governed by the twelve constellations," and woodcut page frames. 12mo, original printed self wrappers, stitched. 15 leaves unnumbered including printed wrappers. A very well preserved little almanac, the wrappers somewhat worn at the corners, the rear with a little loss at the bottom outside corner, some expected toning and mellowing to the paper and some spotting but complete and very usable and with the original stitching still strong and tight. AN EARLY WEATHERWISE ALMANAC, and a competitor of Franklin's "Poor Richard". Abraham Weatherwise was of course a pseudonym, and one which was likely used by multiple almanac printers. They "ushered in the healthiest and most interesting period of almanac making" (Sagendorph, 116). Along with the typical astronomical data and weather forecasts, this almanac also contains a table valuing the dollar, humorous stories and historical tracts, a collection of hints and home remedies for the care of horses, court dates for Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a schedule for Quaker meetings. Bookseller Inventory # 27545

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Publisher: Philadelphia Printed and sold by John Dunlap For 1779

Publication Date: 1779

Binding: Soft cover

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