Item #78014 Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, MDCXCI. John TULLEY.

Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, MDCXCI. ...

Item #78014

TULLEY, John. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, MDCXCI. ... Cambridge, [MA]: Printed by Samuel Green, and B. Green. And are to be Sold, by Nicholas Buttolph, 1691. 1st ed. 8 leaves. Sewn, self wrappers. First leaf supplied in facsimile on old paper, uniform toning, second leaf with a sizeable portion missing from the bottom edge, paper fill to bottom edge of third leaf, a short tear to the top edge of the last leaf, else a very good copy. Evans 578. Drake 288. Rare. Worldcat locates six copies. We can find only two copies offered for sale since 1924. John Tulley published a yearly almanac from 1687 to his death in 1702. A teacher of astronomy and navigation, Tulley became noted-to the point of notoriety-for his skill in weather forecasting. His series showed little of the religious tone characteristic of the others of this period. "So unusual in the colonies were his astrological and meteorological predictions, however, that Christian Lodowick, in his Almanac for 1695 severely criticised them, in reply to which Tulley in the following year offered an humble apology. . John Tulley restored January to the first place in the calendar months in his almanac for 1687, according to the custom of the English almanacs, and introduced into his pages for the first time in the colonies the fasts and feasts of the English Church. ... It may be said that Tulley approached more nearly the commercial position in his almanacs as Foster did the scientific indistinction from the others in this period, the characteristic of which was so strongly religious" Charles L. Nichols, "Notes on the Almanacs of Massachusetts," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society (Apr. 1912), pp.24-5.

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