Astronomical Diary. Nathaniel AMES.

Astronomical Diary

Item #79923

AMES, Nathaniel. An Astronomical Diary; or, Almanack for the Year of Our Lord Christ 1767. Boston: William McAlpine, [1766]. 12 leaves. Complete. Sewn. Very good or better. Drake 3150. Evans 10224. In response to the repeal of the Stamp Act, Ames writes: "Let us then, my countrymen, study not only religion, but politicks and the nature of civil government; become politicians every one of us." This is meant to encourage a more educated and nationalistic population. He also encourages self-sufficiency, especially in agriculture as a means of becoming more independent from England. Last page contains an advertisement in which McAlpine "hereby informs the publick that he purchased the genuine copy of this almanack from Dr. Ames; and hopes they will not be imposed upon by buying spurious, pirated, and incorrect editions of the same"-Evans.

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