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Wheeler's North-American calendar, or An almanack, for the year of our Lord 1791.

Daboll, Nathan, 1750-1818.


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Also known as

Almanack, for the year of our Lord 1791


Providence : Printed and sold by Bennett Wheeler, [1790]

Physical description

24 unnumbered pages : illustrations (woodcut) ; 17 cm (12mo)


Attributed by Evans to Benjamin West, but the actual calculator was Nathan Daboll. The eclipse predictions are a briefer version of those in The New England almanack and gentlemen & ladies diary for 1791 (New London, Conn.), calculated by Daboll under his pseudonym of Edmund Freebetter. The astronomical and horological notes on the calendar pages are identical, with some omitted and a few added. The calculations for the moon are duplicated throughout. Those for the sun and tides and in some of the notes vary because of the difference in meridian between New London and Providence. Cf. ESTC

Advertised in the United States chronicle, Providence, Oct. 14, 1790. Cf. ESTC

The illustration is an eclipse diagram on the title page

Title within an ornamental border

Signatures: A¹²

NLM copy is disbound and stabbed. DNLM

Publications note

Evans 23073

Drake, M. Almanacs, 12916

Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 1194

Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 487

ESTC (RLIN) W20842



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