An Astronomical Diary: Or, Almanack for the Year of our Lord Christ, 1765.

Boston: R. and S. Draper [et. al.], [1764].

Price: $250.00

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24pp. 8vo. Stitched. Evans 9570; Drake, Almanacs of the United States, 3142; ESTC W22470.

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The compilation of this issue was begun by the elder Nathaniel Ames (1708-1764) and completed by his son Nathaniel. Cf. New England Historical and Genealogical Record, v. 16 (1862), p. 255-257. See also the preface by the younger Ames, whose "Elegy on the death of the late Dr. Ames" is also included in the almanac (p. [21-22]). The Massachusetts gazette advertisement states "The late Dr. Nathaniel Ames had finished his calculations for this almanac, and prepared a copy thereof, before his death, excepting the eclipses, which, together with the additional part, has since been completed by his son."