The New-England almanack, or, Lady's and gentleman's diary, for the year of our Lord Christ 1792 ... [microform] : Calculated for the meridian of Providence ... / By Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq; philom. ...
- "Isaac Bickerstaff" is a common pseudonym in almanacs.
Advertised in the Providence gazette, Oct. 8, 1791.
Erroneously attributed by Evans to Benjamin West. The actual calculator appears to be Nathan Daboll. The eclipse predictions are identical with those in the New England almanack and gentlemen & ladies diary for 1792 (New London), calculated by Daboll under the pseudonym of Edmund Freebetter. A significant portion of the astronomical and horological notes on calendar pages are similar or identical. The calculations for the moon are identical throughout. The other calculations on these pages vary to a degree reflecting the difference between New London and Providence.
West and Carter, the publisher, severed relations with the 1781 issue. West's almanac was published thereafter at Providence by Bennett Wheeler as the North American calendar, while Carter continued the New England almanack over the Bickerstaff pseudonym with which West is often identified. Cf. Chapin, H.M. "Check list of Rhode Island almanacs, 1643-1850." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. v. 25 (1915): 24-26.
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- Microopaque. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1955-1983. 23 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 23987).
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 1236
Drake, M. Almanacs, 12918
Evans, C. American bibliography, 23987
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