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AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY; OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRISTIAN AERA 1775 by Dr. Nathanael Low (1740-1808), printed and sold by John Kneeland, Boston. Octavo, self wrappers, 24 double-sided pages. Almanac features woodcut illustration titled "The Virtuous Patriot at the Hour of Death with If Prayers and Tears th' Patriot Life could (s)ave, None but u(s)urping Villain's Death would have" below on the title leaf. Also includes a four page editorial titled Address to the Inhabitants of Boston, dated September 5, 1774, in which Low argues against the tyranny of the British Government, specificially the Boston Port Act or the Trade Act of 1774. 6 7/8" H x 4 1/2" W. Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 3/4" top portion of stitching remains, majority of stitching missing. Toning, title and final leaves. Woodcut illustration faded but still visible, title leaf. Right edges leaves uneven, specifically last two leaves. Areas of toning, foxing spots, tears, dampstaining, to be expected from age.