Early American almanacs

the Phelps collection, 1679-1900 by David L. O"Neal

Publisher: O"Neal in Petersborough, N.H

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  By the time he was 20 years old, colonial American Benjamin Franklin had already spent two years working as a printer in London. He returned to Philadelphia in During the sea voyage home, he kept a journal that included many of his observations of the natural world. Franklin was inquisitive, articulate and interested in mastering the universe. Early American Almanacs Posted by Julie L. Mellby on February 7, I recommend reading Michael Winship’s recent article “Pirates, Shipwrecks, and Comic Almanacs: Charles Ellms Packages Books in Nineteenth-Century America,” in Printing History (N.S. no. 9, January ): Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, , has been hailed as a definitive resource for teaching and researching the Early National Period in American History. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the first two decades of the 19th century. "A significant contribution to early American religious and book history, A Dvinity for All Persuasions is historiographically ambitious, intensively researched, and well written. It deserves to be read as the authoritative book on the subject of early American almanacs."--Pennsylvania Magazine of .

He is recorded as illustrating other almanacs for Charles Ellms: The American Comic Almanac, The Comic Token. He was also responsible for numerous book illustrations. 7 ↤ 7 Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers, [including supplements] (Princeton, ). As a writer, Benjamin Franklin was best known for the wit and wisdom he shared with the readers of his popular almanac, Poor Richard, under the pseudonym “Richard Saunders.”In , for his twenty-fifth almanac, Franklin created a clever preface that repeated a number of his maxims from earlier almanacs, framed as an event in which Father Abraham advises a crowd attending a country auction. T hroughout Benjamin Franklin's long and distinguished life, he achieved success and notoriety as a printer, author, postmaster, inventor and scientist, statesman and diplomat, and sage. But perhaps the most memorable contribution Franklin made to Americana was Poor Richard's Almanack, which proved itself a brilliant success among its contemporaries and endures as a lasting legacy to the. Almanacs were a very popular medium for patent medicine advertising. The G. G. Green Firm's claim to fame was their Green's August Flower and Boschee's German Syrup. The firm published an almanac from circa to the early twentieth century.

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Almanac, book or table containing a calendar of the days, weeks, and months of the year; a record of various astronomical phenomena, often with climate information and seasonal suggestions for farmers; and miscellaneous other data. An almanac provides data on the rising and setting times of the Sun and Moon, the phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, schedules of high and low tides.

Almanacs in the seventeeth- and eighteenth- century British Empire were largely just calendars with reference material.

The authors and compilers of these almanacs referred to themselves as philomaths, which is Greek for “a lover of learning” (Stowell, 42).

These almanacs had elements of astrology which set the format for later American almanacs. "A significant contribution to early American religious and book history, A Dvinity for All Persuasions is historiographically ambitious, intensively researched, and well written.

It deserves to be read as the authoritative book on the subject of early American almanacs."--Pennsylvania Magazine of Author: T. Tomlin. Early American Almanacs: The Colonial Weekday Bible [Stowell, Marion B.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Early American Almanacs: The Colonial Weekday BibleFormat: Hardcover. Like the study of the natural world in general in that time and place, almanacs were rooted in Protestantism. They presented simple, widely held religious ideas—God’s power, redemption through Christ, the promise of heaven—to an increasingly literate public.

“This was the liturgy of early American popular culture,” Tomlin writes. Great deals on Almanacs Antiquarian & Collectible Books in English. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at Fast & Free shipping on many items.

An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication listing a set of events forthcoming in the next year. It includes information like weather forecasts, farmers' planting dates, tide tables, and other tabular data often arranged according to the calendar.

Celestial figures and various statistics are found in almanacs, such as the rising and setting times of the Sun and. "A significant contribution to early American religious and book history, A Dvinity for All Persuasions is historiographically ambitious, intensively researched, and well written.

It deserves to be read as the authoritative book on the subject of early American almanacs."—Pennsylvania Magazine of History and BiographyPages:   In all my years of experience in publishing The Old Farmer’s Almanac, holding one up before a friend or visitor has never failed to produce a y why this is, I do not know.

However, as almanacs are of so ancient an origin, I believe that when a 21st-century person sees one, the sight tickles something in his funny bone or awakens some pleasant experience from the subconscious.

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Make Offer - Very RARE Jacob Johnson's VIRGINIA Almanack, early Richmond, VA imprint 1st Very RARE Boston Almanac, Nathan Bowen, Colonial America, New England Diary $ Almanacs The American Antiquarian Society's almanac collection consists of o almanacs printed from through in the United States, Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico.

About three-quarters of all the almanacs published in North America during this period are at the Society, the only such comprehensive collection in existence.

The Society actively acquires missing. Printed in page book form, early American almanacs usually included a title page, information on eclipses, the annual calendar, plus notes on local court days. InSamuel Danforth published a 16 page almanac containing some astrological gardening information on the press in Cambridge, Massachusettes.

Printed in page book form, these early almanacs included a title page, information on eclipses, the annual calendar and notes on the courts. 13 Prominent to the early American almanac was a riff from the European 'Zodiac Man.'. Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press In a comprehensive examination of rape and its prosecution in British America between andSharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual power on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society was based.

Get this from a library. Early American almanacs: the Phelps collection, [David L O'Neal; Marion Barber Stowell]. Finally, almanacs contained essays and anecdotes with political commentary. For more on how the writings in almanacs reflected contemporary politics, read To Reach Men’s Minds: Almanacs and the American Revolution, by Allan R.

Raymond in NEQ’s September issue. Publishers. Almanacs varied greatly by publisher. This reference book indexes hundreds of almanacs published between and and thus makes it easy for researchers to learn about daily life in early America.

The volume begins with a short introduction that discusses some of the fascinating information contained in American almanacs of the late 18th : Robert K. Dodge. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans,has been hailed as the definitive resource for teaching and researching nearly every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.

This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a year period.

Providing complete digital editions of more t printed. A Divinity for All Persuasions uncovers the religious signifiance of early America's most ubiquitous popular genre. Other than a Bible and perhaps a few schoolbooks and sermons, almanacs were the only printed items most Americans owned before Purchased annually, the almanac was a calendar and astrologically-based medical handbook surrounded by poetry, essays, anecdotes, and a variety of.

In lateI bought a box lot of old American almanacs at an antique auction in Ohio that I frequent. Most were from the early nineteenth century, and I really knew almost nothing about them when I purchased them. But almanacs were among the most widely published and widely owned American books in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

First Annual Almanac Published An Early American Almanac First Almanac The first annual almanac printed in early America was "The Astronomical Diary and Almanac." First published in in Boston by Nathanael Ames, it was the most famous of the early almanacs, along with "Poor Richard's Almanac" by Benjamin Franklin.

The most famous early American almanacs were published by none other than the founding father of the United States - Benjamin Franklin under his pen name of Richard Saunders. The publication, known as Poor Richard's Almanack appeared continually from to This particular almanac contained various topics including poems, weather.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): There are few clearer reflections of early American society than almanacs. From through the s, thousands of almanacs circulated, first in the colonies and then in the United States.

As early asCotton Mather observed that almanacs came “into almost as many hands as the best of books”—the Bible. This book uncovers and analyzes the pan-Protestant sensibility distributed through the almanac’s pages between and Influenced by readers’ opinions and printers’ pragmatism, the religious content of popular print supports an innovative interpretation of early American cultural and religious history.

Early Days. Almanacs have been a part of American life since its very beginning. One of the first books printed in English America was an almanac. By the midth century the almanac had become, after the Bible, the book most likely to be found in ordinary homes.

Produced annually, almanacs provided practical information and entertainment. Calendar. In the introduction to A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life, historian T.

Tomlin mentions that his work draws upon “a close reading of just under 2, almanacs from across British North American and the early United States between and ” (5), from holdings at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Author: John David Miles.

Some examples of early almanacs included Nathaniel Ames' Astronomical Diary and Almanack begun inand Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack published from - Perhaps the best-known American almanac, because it is still available today, is The Old Farmer's Almanack, begun by Robert Baily Thomas in Stowell notes in Early American Almanacs that "[t]he Poor Job contained one of the best explanations of the official changeover to the New Style calendar given in any almanac that year (p.

78)." In the tradition of his Uncle Ben, James Jr. devoted an entire page of the almanac to "Necessary Hints for those that would be Rich.". From the archives: the curious humor of 19th century almanacs. My adventure in the archives of the Huntington Library continues.

I’ve been looking at all kinds of old books this week, but one of the category of sources I’m looking at is almanacs.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusted source for long range weather forecasts, moon phases, full moon dates and times, gardening tips, sunrise and sunset times, Best Days, tide charts, home remedies, folklore, and more.

All from the oldest continuously-published and best-selling farmers’ almanac in. Based on a close reading of nearly two thousand almanacs published from toTomlin contends that this “most ubiquitous genre” of the early American book trade was “amiably interwoven” (1) with vital religious : Douglas L.

Winiarski.The best types of present-day almanacs are handy and dependable compendiums of large amounts of statistical information. Noteworthy American almanacs include The World Almanac and Book of Facts (first pub.

as a booklet indiscontinuedrevived ), and the Information Please Almanac (first pub.now the Time Almanac).

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