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Stafford, Joseph [XVIII secolo]. An almanack for the year of our Lord Christ, 1739. And from the creation of the world, by the Greek Christians, is 7247 By the Jews, Hebrews and Rabins, is 5499 And by the account of the Holy Scriptures, is 5641 It being the third year after leap-year. And the twelfth year of the reign of our most gracious sovereign King George the Second. Wherein is contained, the eclipses of the luninaries, the sun and moon's rising and setting, the seven stars rising, setting and southing, mutual aspects, time of high water, judgment of the weather, spring tides, courts, observable days, &c. Calculated for the meridian of Boston, whose latitude is 42 d. 25 m. north, and longitude 69 d. west from the meridian of London. By Joseph Stafford, a lover of the truth. Boston, Printed by T[homas]. Fleet, for the booksellers, and sold at their shops. 1739 [1738?].

In 8° (16 cm), senza segnatura, cc. [8].

Prima edizione di questo almanacco americano che ebbe vita breve, dato che vide poi la luce solo nel 1740 e nel 1744. Rileva per l’incisione dell’uomo anatomico – zodiacale al verso del titolo, ripetuta anche nelle edizioni successive. Mi risulta che l’edizione del 1744 (identica per paginazione a quella del 1739) fosse caratterizzata da predizioni di particolare catastroficità.

Esemplari: John’s Hopkins University; Library of Congress; Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; William and Mary, Williamsburg.