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The Washington almanac, for the year of our Lord, 1806 [electronic resource] : ... Calculated for the meridian of New Jersey. / By Andrew Beers, philom. [i.e. Joshua Sharp]

Publication:
Philadelphia: : Printed for Robert Stewart, travelling bookseller, of Monmouth County, New-Jersey. Peter Stewart, printer. , [1805]
Series:
Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 9689.
Format/Description:
Book
[36] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Form/Genre:
Almanacs -- Pennsylvania -- 1806.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
Except for the title, and the prose and verse matter on the calendar pages, this almanac is identical throughout with Father Abraham's almanac and The Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia almanac for 1806, both printed by Peter Stewart, and both naming Joshua Sharp as their calculator.
All three almanacs are in fact the work of Sharp. The calculations on the calendar pages are identical with those in Poor Robin's and the Citizen's and farmer's almanacs for 1806 (Philadelphia), both by Sharp, except that The Washington almanac adds a column for the moon's southing, omits that of time equations, and gives high water times for New York instead of Philadelphia. The astronomical notes in the third column are also duplicated, except that The Washington almanac adds a few and omits a few others. The preceding eclipse predictions are identical as well. The false attribution to Beers, another well-known calculator, was intended to widen sales of the Stewart almanacs.
Title vignette. The Anatomy is the only other illustration.
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 9689).
Contributor:
Sharp, Joshua.
Beers, Andrew, 1749-1824.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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