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The North-American calendar: or, The Rhode-Island almanack, for the year of our Lord Christ 1786 [electronic resource] : ... calculated for the meridian of Providence, lat. 41$ 51' n. and long. 71$ 16' w. But will serve for any of the adjacent states. / By Copernicus Partridge, A.M. ; [Eight lines of verse quotation]

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Providence: : Printed by Bennett Wheeler, and sold at his office, opposite the Market., [1785]
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1 online resource ([24] pages)
Series:
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 19377.
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Almanacs -- Rhode Island -- 1786.
Place of Publication:
United States Rhode Island Providence.
Notes:
Attributed to Benjamin West by Evans. The author introduces himself, pages [17-18], as though for the first time: "I am a stranger to that part of the public where my labours are now to appear." The previous almanacs in this series, and that for the following year, are signed by West.
The eclipse predictions are nearly identical with those in Bickerstaff's genuine Boston almanack for 1786 (Boston : E. Russell, 1785); the author signs himself "Isaac Bickerstaff Esq." in a note dated at Providence, the locale of Benjamin West. No further similarities exist.
Alden notes two states. In one (state A), pages [24] ends with three humorous poems. In another state (state B), pages [24] ends with a request from the printer.
Advertised in the United States chronicle, Providence, Sept. 29, 1785.
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 19377).
Cited in:
Evans 19377
Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 1002
Drake, M. Almanacs, 12884
Drake, M. Almanacs, 12885
Contributor:
West, Benjamin, 1730-1813.
Partridge, Copernicus.
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