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Nathaniel Ames
1766 Nathaniel Ames Boston Almanack with Paul Revere, Jr eclipse woodcut 18th c
see description. 1766 Nathaniel Ames Boston Almanack with Paul Revere, Jr eclipse woodcut Description: Titled "An Astronomical Diary; Or, Almanack for the Year of Our Lord Christ 1766," By Nathaniel Ames. Boston: Printed and sold by W. M'Alpine and J. Fleming, [1765]. [24]pp., including a Paul Revere engraving. Owned and signed by John How (Howe) in the page IV April. A wonderful early Boston printed Almanack (almanac) dated 1766 (printed in 1765) by the historic printer Nathaniel Ames, which includes a great example of Paul Revere's engraved print of a solar eclipse. It is the first Paul Revere engraving to appear in an almanac. Considered to be "an important example of how woodcut images helped define Colonial and post-colonial life in the American colonies." Clarence Brigham (1969). "Paul Revere's Engravings" p. 198; F Drake 3149; Evans 9897. R. 1849. This is an important historic British Stamp Act period Colonial American Boston Almanac contains an authentic engraving by Paul Revere. "Nathaniel Ames, (1741-1822), an almanac writer, physician, and political activist, was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Ames and Deborah Fisher Ames. The senior Nathaniel strongly influenced his son with his deep interest in the "new science" of Isaac Newton and his activities as a physician, tavern proprietor, and compiler of a notable almanac. At sixteen Nathaniel, Jr., entered Harvard College and in January 1758 began to keep a diary. Provenance: About John How (Howe) 1738-1823 When I purchased this almanac in 1995, the collector stated that it came from relatives of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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