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The American almanack for the year of Christian account, 1740. [electronic resource] : ... Fitted to the latitude of 40 degrees, and a meridian of 5 hours west from London, but may, without sensible error, serve all the adjacent places from Newfoundland to South-Carolina. / By Titan Leeds, philomat.

Author/Creator:
Leeds, Titan, 1699-1738., author
Publication:
Philadelphia: : Printed and sold by Andrew Bradford, at the Sign of the Bible in Front-Street, near High-Street., [1739]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource ([24] pages) : illustrations
Edition:
The second edition.
Series:
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 4374.
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Other Title:
Genuine Leeds almanack.
Subjects:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Form/Genre:
Almanacs -- Pennsylvania -- 1740.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Notes:
The publisher's preface to the 1739 issue states that in 1738, in anticipation of his death, Leeds calculated almanacs "for seven years to come," id est 1739-1745. The statement is repeated in the present issue, signed W.B. and A.B. (William and Andrew Bradford).
The preface is followed by a supposed satiric letter from Leeds' spirit to Benjamin Franklin, the publisher of Poor Richard.
At head of title: Leeds coat of arms with scroll reading: The genuine Leeds almanack.
Advertised in the American weekly Mercury, Philadelphia, Oct. 25/Nov. 1, 1739.
The Anatomy is the only illustration in the text.
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Incorporated, 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; numbers 4374).
Cited in:
Evans 4374
Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 602
Drake, M. Almanacs, 9613
Contributor:
Bradford, William, 1663-1752.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.