|Statement||By Abraham Weatherwise, gent|
|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 9864|
|Contributions||Tobler, John, 1696-1765, Turner, James, d. 1759, engraver|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||40|
Astronomical calculations by David Hale, Printer varies Some issues published in several printings Issue for printed in Lancaster, Pa Title from cover Title history: Father Abraham's almanack. Father Abraham’s Pocket Almanack for the year ; Fitted to the Use of Pennsylvania, and the neighbouring Provinces. Containing a great Variety of useful Lists and Tables. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by John Dunlap at the Newest Printing-Office, in Market-street. . [(23 of) 24]pp. + ll., interleaved blanks. 12mo. (4 x 2¼ inches). The Philadelphia series of almanacs entitled Father Abraham's, by "Abraham Weatherwise," give David Rittenhouse as their calculator on the title pages of the issues for Subsequent issues do not have this statement, but the entire series through is attributed to Rittenhouse by Evans through extension, without further justification. Father Abraham's almanack, for the year of our Lord Fitted to the latitude of forty degrees, and a meridian of near five hours west from London. . [Abraham Weatherwise; Henry Dawkins;].
In , the final edition of the Almanack contained the preface, "Father Abraham's Sermon," contains veritable wisdom for the benefit of the reader, and the publisher prefers the original title. I stopt my Horse lately where a great Number of People were collected at a Vendue of Merchant Goods. The Hour of Sale not being come, they were conversing on the Badness of the Times, and one of the Company call'd to a plain clean old Man, with white Locks, Pray, Father Abraham. The Way to Wealth is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by "Father Abraham" to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar ation date: , "The Way to Wealth"Read . Edition of Poor Richard's Almanack Poor Richard's Almanack (sometimes Almanac) was a yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of "Poor Richard" or "Richard Saunders" for this purpose. The publication appeared continually from to
The notes are basically the same, but with many additions and omissions in Father Abraham. The eclipse calculations are by a different calculator. Though the Tobler almanacs issued after his death in have been attributed to his son John, the publisher's preface to the South Carolina and Georgia almanack for (Savannah) states that Tobler's calculations had then been completed up to As an introduction to the world of Hebrew thought, Our Father Abraham is biblical, historical, and cultural in nature. At the same time, the writing is personal and passionate, reflecting Marvin Wilson's own spiritual pilgrimage and his extensive dialogue with Jews. The book (1) develops a historical perspective on the Jewish origins of the /5(). [Almanac] Father Abraham’s Almanack, For the Year of Our Lord ; Fitted to the Latitude of Forty Degrees, and a Meridian of near five Hours West from London. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John Dunlap, . Printed wraps. Woodcut illustration plus tables of astronomical calculations by David Rittenhouse. 12mo. |a The Philadelphia series of almanacs entitled Father Abraham's, by "Abraham Weatherwise," give David Rittenhouse as their calculator on the title pages of the issues for Subsequent issues do not have this statement, but the entire series through is attributed to Rittenhouse by Evans through extension, without further justification.