1766.004: Virginia Almanack for the year of our Lord God 1767.

Published: 1766

Full Title: The Virginia Almanac, For the Year of our Lord God 1767. Being the Third after Bissextile, or Leap-Year. Wherein are contained, The Lunations, Conjunctions, Eclipses; the Sun Rising and Setting, Weather; etc. 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, Etc. Also a Table of Court-Days; Description of the Roads through the Continent; A List of the Council and House of Burgesses in Virginia, etc. etc. To which is added A Collection of approved Maxims, entertaining anecdotes, diverting stories, etc. etc. Calculated for Instruction and Amusement. By Theophilus Wreg, Philom

Author: Grew, Theophilus (d. 1759).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Purdie & Dixon

Description: [32 pgs.]; (12mo)


Only known copy at the Huntington Library lacks all after p. 22. Evans (#10327) and Drake (#13769) report an edition of this title printed by Alexander Purdie & Co.; those are evidently ghost entries drawn from notices in Virginia Gazette, published initially in 1766 by Purdie & Co.; Dixon joined Purdie in June 1766 – well before almanac production season – and thereafter their imprints bore the corporate name of Purdie & Dixon until that firm's dissolution at the end of 1774. 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 William Hunter and his successors Joseph Royle and Alexander Purdie.

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