-- The claims the almanacs
make about their accuracy are unsubstantiated.
Contrary to the fate of most of the other almanacs
being published at the time, Thomas' "Old Farmer's Almanac
'' was a smash hit.
She added: "As it has been 60 years since the last almanac
was published we decided to have a go at producing a 2012 almanac
But an almanac
prepared by Ponnaluri Srinivasa Gargeya, a celebrity astrologer from Hyderabad, goes on to do just that.
Subsequently, as was reported in the August Word Ways, Ronnie Kon found another online copy of Collection of English Almanacs
for the Years 1702-1835, this one at the website of the HathiTrust Digital Library.
In discussing the production of the early American printer, Lawrence Wroth considers almanacs
only after printed forms and government work--but before newspapers--and comments, "Every colonial printer who aspired to anything more than the position of job printer sought to render his establishment useful to the community by the publication of an annual almanac
." (1b) Indeed, the second recorded product of the first North American press, that of Stephen Daye in Cambridge, was an almanac
for 1639 or 1640, though no copy survives.
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Most of the respected almanacs
were published by the Stationers' Company, which held an extremely lucrative monopoly.
This is followed by a detailed explanation of the graphic elements of which the almanacs
are composed (chapter three).
in which propagators of liberal values have used government to impose them in every segment of American life." Not only was the interpretive argument settled but so was the culture war itself: Americans had rejected once and for all the "educated elite" and their weak "culture of caregiving." Barone in 2003 admitted that his post-1994 introduction had failed to foresee President Clinton's electoral recovery, but said it was still "in some ways my favorite." And mine as well, because just as the early Almanacs
reflected the temper of that first great turn in the modern Congress, this one is very much a document of the second turn, with all its vicious hubris.
John Booker (1602-67), for example, was a Puritan preacher, a professional astrologer, and the annual compiler of one of the most popular almanacs
of the later seventeenth century.
Women's Early Modern Medical Almanacs
in Historical Context