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AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRISTIAN AERA, 1775
Boston: John Kneeland, 1774. [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. An important Revolutionary almanac. The titlepage has a large woodcut entitled "The virtuous patriot at the hour of death," and the first four pages contain "An address to the inhabitants of Boston," in which Low rails against the British. Addressing British-occupied Boston, he writes: "[Your countrymen] are sensible the heavy hand of power under which you are now groaning is designed only as a prelude to the utter abolishment of American freedom." He goes on to decry the Intolerable Acts as a prelude to an era of American slavery to Britain, and to write prophetically: "My dear brethren, the destiny of America seems to be suspended on the present controversy; and it is on your fidelity, firmness, and good conduct, for which you have so remarkably signalized yourselves on all occasions, that a happy issue of it in a great measure depends." Just months after this almanac was published, the first shots of the Revolution would be fired at Lexington and Concord. EVANS 13384. DRAKE 3241.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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