1760.006: Virginia Almanac for the Year of our Lord God 1761.

Published: 1760

Full Title: The Virginia Almanac, For the Year of our Lord God 1761. Being the First after Bissextile, or Leap-Year. Wherein are contained, The Lunations, Conjunctions, Eclipses; the Sun and Moon's Rising and Setting, the Rising, setting and Southing of the Heavenly Bodies; Weather; &c. Calculated according to Art; And referred to the Horizon of 38 Degrees North Latitude, and a Meridian of Five Hours West from the City of London, Fitting Virginia, Maryland, North-Carolina, &c. Also a Table of Court-Days; Description of the Roads through the Continent; A List of the Council and House of Burgesses in Virginia; Directions for making a Travelling-Umbrella, which may be carried without the least Inconvenience, with Remarks on the Propriety of Dress; Directions for making common Small-Beer. as pleasant as fine Ale, without any additional Expence; A certain Method of preserving buildings from the fatal Effects of Lightning, with a few Queries to the Superstitions; a Method for preserving Virtues of Lemons and Oranges for Years; Limes in Cookery; a wholsom Liquor made from Indian Corn; Directions how to prepare the Body for Inoculation, in the Small-pox; by observing of which not one in 700 will lose their Lives, whereas, in the common way of Infection, one dies out of five. To which is added an Appendix, Containing a Collection of approv'd Maxims, entertaining Epigrams, curious Anecdotes, diverting Stories &c. &c. Calculated for instruction and Amusement. By Theophilus Wreg, philom.

Author: Grew, Theophilus (d. 1759).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

Description: [36 pgs.] 17 cm. x 10 cm.


Grew evidently completed ephemerides for 1760 through 1768 before his death in 1759, as they were part of the almanacs issued for those years by Hunter and his successors Joseph Royle and Alexander Purdie.

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