1774.028: Virginia Almanack for 1775 (Pinkney).

Published: 1774

Full Title: The Virginia Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1775: being the third after Leap Year. Containing the true Motions of the Sun and Moon, their Conjunctions, Oppositions, and Quadratures computed from the celebrated Mayer's Tables, also the Rising and Setting of the Sun; the Rising, Setting, and Southing of the Moon; Equation of Time; Aspects of the Planets, Rising, Southing and Setting of the Planets and principal fixed Stars; Length of Days; Eclipses of the Sun and Moon; a List of the Officers of his Majesty's Customs; a List of his Majesty's Council, and House of Burgesses; a Description of Roads, &c. &c. … The Whole calculated to 38 Degress North Latitude, and a Meridian of 5 Hours 6 Minutes West from London. By the much admired Mr. David Rittenhouse, of Philadelphia.

Author: Rittenhouse, David (1732-96).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: John Pinkney

Description: [48 pgs.]; 18 cm. (12mo).


"Printed by John Pinkney, for the benefit of Clementina Rind's Children." Clementina Rind died September 25, 1774, leaving her press in the hands of John Pinkney, her shop foreman; he also served as guardian of her children during the probating of her and her husband's estate; William Rind had died in August 1773. This imprint was first advertised in the Rind Gazette on November 10th, suggesting that its production had been disrupted by the proprietor's late-summer death, then the usual season for almanac production. Some bibliographers silently emend this printer's name to Pinckney, the spelling commonly used by the noted South Carolina family; yet he used the Pinkney spelling in his imprints.

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