Thomas, Robert B.
Book Title The Old Farmers's Almanac,1872, No. 80
Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.) Paperback
Book Condition Good with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition; First Impression
Publisher's Name Brewer & Tileston 1872
Seller ID or SKU 3006
Worn with chips in page ends, otherwise very good. "Fitted for Boston, but with answers for all the New England States". Containing, besides the large number of Astronomical Calculations, and the Farmer's Calendar for every month in the year... Almanac's are among (if not the only) oldest periodicals continuously published in the United States. Robert Bailey Thomas was born in Grafton, Massachusetts, on April 24, 1766. He and his younger brother, Aaron, lived with their parents on a farm, where they grew vegetables and fruit.In the summer of 1792, Robert traveled to Boston to study with Osgood Carlton, a mathematician. By the end of August, Robert had completed all of the astronomical calculations for the next year. Those calculations became the basis of his first almanac -- The Farmer's Almanack. Robert printed 3,000 copies of his first Almanac and priced it at nine cents. It was a best-seller! He went on to publish The Farmer's Almanac for 54 years. In 1832, he added the word "Old" to the title.Thomas said an almanacs purpose was "to be useful with a pleasant degree of humor." ; Illustrations, Tables, charts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall;