1775.001: Virginia Almanack for 1775 (Dixon & Hunter).
Full Title: The Virginia Almanack for the Year of our Lord God 1775, being the Third after Bissextile or Leap Year. Containing the Lunations, Conjunctions, Eclipses, Judgment of the Weather, Rising and Setting of the Planets, Courts, Roads, &c. A List of his Majesty's honourable Council, and House of Burgesses. A variety of entertaining Remarks, &c. &c. &c.
Author: Rittenhouse, David (1732-96).
Place Issued: Williamsburg
Issuing Press: Dixon & Hunter
Description: [48 pgs.]; 16 cm. (12mo).
The firm of Dixon & Hunter was formed on January 1, 1775, and their first number of the original Virginia Gazette issued on January 7th; thus this imprint was most likely produced that same month. Title page is not dated; both Evans and Drake suggest a 1774 production date, as the regular practice in almanac printing came in the early fall of the preceding year; Clayton-Torrence accepted that erroneous date as correct in his listing. Authorship is assigned to David Rittenhouse based on identical calculations and astronomical notes seen in the Pinkney almanac for 1775 (1774.026), where Rittenhouse is credited.
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