Ames's Almanack Revived
[WILLARD, Joseph]. Ames's Almanack Revived and Improved: or, an Astronomical Diary, for the Year of Our Lord Christ 1766. . By a Late Student at Harvard-College. Boston: R. & S. Draper.Edes & Gill.T. & J. Fleet.S. Hall, . 12 leaves. Complete. Sewn. Foredge chipped, small chip to upper free corner of first leaf, first 4 leaves partially torn horizontally, else very good. Drake 3146. Evans 10212. Bristol B2545. Shipton & Mooney 41513. ESTC W5560. "The author's preface, signed Philodemos, states that he undertook the preparation of this almanac `as Mr. Ames, (son of the lately deceased Dr. Ames) declined furnishing the public with an almanack for the year 1766, and application was made by the printers to the author.' This assertion is denied by Ames in his own preface to his 1766 almanac, issued by McAlpine and Fleeming. . It is not in fact a pirated edition, however, because the calculations and calendar page notes differ from those of Ames, and there is no pretence that he is the author"-Evans. Attributed to Joseph Willard (1738-1804), later president of Harvard, by Evans and in Sibley's Harvard graduates.