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Author Name    Thomas, Robert B.

Book Title   The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1870 No. 78

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.)   Paperback

Book Condition   Fair with no dust jacket

Edition   1st Thus; First Impression

Publisher's Name   Boston, MA Thompson, Bigelow & Brown 1870

Seller ID or SKU   61228

Paper is brittle and has heavy chipping around edges. May be loose. Contents in fair to good condition. Rare copy. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Farmer's Almanac's are issued usually within a state and may contain adjoining states and may contain tide charts, farmer's calendar,important dates, astronomical data, weather predictions, zodiac charts, charts of sun's declination, eclipse predictions (by month, local, state, and federal court locations, historical facts, planting recommendations, stamp duties,recipes, jokes, and advertisments. an annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables. An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication listing a set of events forthcoming in the next year. Almanac's are among (if not the only) the 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" - 7" tall; 96 pages

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