The Pennsylvania Pocket Almanac for the Year 1784. Being Bissextile or Leap-Year. Calculated for the Use of the State of Pennsylvania, and the neighbouring States. ...
Immediate-post-Revolutionary War almanac with American patriotic anniversary dates noted
Exceedingly rare, post-Revolutionary War Philadelphia almanac. Not located per OCLC, AAS online, nor NAIP. Drake locates LOC only. Hildeburn provides no locations.
Interestingly, this almanac lists within its printed monthly calendars notable events of the American revolution, added like the more typically seen saints’ or religious feast days. There is at least one such entry for every month, often more.
For example: “January 3…Bat. Prin. [Battle of Princeton] 1777”; “February 6…American al[liance]. with France”; March 15…B[attle]. [of] Guilford [Court House]; “June 17…Batt[le]. Bunker Hill 1775”; “July 4…Indepen.de.1776;” “September 6 [and 7]...N[ew]. L[ondon]. bu. by Trait[or]. Arnold, 1781”; “September 25…Arnold’s Plot disc[overed]. 1780”; and “December 26…Hessians ta[ken]. 1776.”
More typical almanac features include a list of eclipses, tables of currency values, a tide table, a list of market fairs in the Delaware River Valley, various court sittings, and lists of travel distances to the Northeast and to the Southwest.
Desirable eighteenth-century “Pocket Almanac” of which there appears to be only one other extant copy known.
Description: The Pennsylvania Pocket Almanac for the Year 1784. Being Bissextile or Leap-Year. Calculated for the Use of the State of Pennsylvania, and the neighbouring States. ...
Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Thomas Bradford, at his Book-Store, four Doors below the Coffee-House. . pp. + ll., interleaved blanks with a few modest entries in manuscript. 12mo. Contemporary marbled wrappers, a near fine copy. 313570CJ
Not in ESTC nor OCLC. Drake 10165. Hildeburn 4337.
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