Boston: Printed and Sold by R. and S.Draper ; Edes & Gill, and Green & Russell, in Queen-Street; and T. & J. Fleet, at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill. [i.e., Printed by Timothy Green] Sold also by the booksellers, .
24pp. Stitched. Evans 9321; ESTC W22465 ; Drake, M. Almanacs, 3139. Item #319585
The preface by Ames includes a notice lauding the discoveries in electricity by Benjamin Franklin: "But since such surprizing [sic] discoveries have been made in Electricity by our COuntryman, yea by our Bostonian, the Honourable Benjamin Franklin, Esq.; 'tis allowed that certain Bodies are able to defend against the Effects of Thunder and Lightning; and that very Doctrine so lately despised, is now admired and the worthy Author of those New Discoveries justly had in the greatest Honor by all the polite & enlightened Nations of Europe ... may the American Bards upon the Glassicord chant forth hi Honor for Generations to come..."
The final leaf includes an advertisement for paper rags for a new papermill in Milton, MA.
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