Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Samuel Stearns. The North-American's Almanack, and Gentleman's and Lady's Diary, for . . . 1776. [24] pages. 12mo, stitched; uncut, moderate toning and edge wear. Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, [1775]

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Includes an extensive "Account of the Commencement of Hostilities" by "Rev. Mr. William Gordon of Roxbury," which features an eyewitness account of the Battle of Lexington, quoted at length in Sagendorph's America and Her Almanacs, 89-93 as "the most striking example of this kind of on-the-spot reporting." Also includes Sir Richard Rum's long and rather unpleasant cure for drunkenness involving emetics, laxatives, and vinegar, and the more serious "Directions for Preserving the Health of the Soldier in the Camps." The almanac makes a prophetic prediction for the 4th of July: "Thunder." Drake 3260; Evans 14473; Sabin 90943.