Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull, 1782. pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor toning, soiling, and dampstaining, some contemporary ink marginalia, handful of horizontal tears reaching some text. Overall good. An exceedingly rare Connecticut almanac printed in the last years of the American Revolution. Includes "The Thoughts of an Astronomer in his Study" on pp.17-19, with a few lines relating to George Washington: "I view'd some stars here in New-England skies, Portending good, as they did set and rise; And now, bright Hesperus, the harbinger of day, Smiles gently down, on glorious Washington's sway; The crowding years roll'd swiftly on to view, The glorious actions he was born to do...." Only three copies in ESTC, two at the American Antiquarian Society and one at the Connecticut College Library. BRISTOL B5617. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44286. TRUMBULL 1860. DRAKE 358. ESTC W25176. (Inventory #: WRCAM51320)
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