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PAGE Robert Bailey Thomas. From a Painting in the possession of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Frontispiece An Eighteenth-Century Bookbinder. From an original Label in the Harvard College Library

7 Title-page of Osgood Carleton's Almanack for 1792

8 Robert Bailey Thomas. From the Farmer's Almanack for 1838 Title-page of the first Number of the Farmer's Almanack, 1793 18 Facsimile of Mr. Thomas's Signature Title-page of the Farmer's Almanack for 1795

25 Horoscope for a Guinea Voyage, August 22, 1752. From the American Historical Record, I, 319

40 Mock Horoscope. From Poor Robin's Almanack for 1690 41 Title-page of the Farmer's Almanack for 1810

62 Cuts at the head of the Calendar Pages for January and August,

1800. From the Farmer's Almanack The same for May, 1801-1803 (from the Almanack for 1803),

and December, 1804-1808 (from that for 1804) Circle of the Months. From the Kalender of Shepherdes, 1503 (Sommer's facsimile edition, London, 1892)

66 Cuts for January, 1809-1852 (from the Farmer's Almanack for

1820), and November since 1852 (from that for 1904) . . Roman Farmer's Calendar, an inscribed stone. From the Real

Museo Borbonico, II, plate xliv Facsimile of the Farmer's Calendar for October, 1800. From the Farmer's Almanack for that year

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PAGE Wonders of the Invisible World. From Glanvil's Sadducismus Triumphatus, Fourth Edition, London, 1726

.. INI Fire.engine at Work. From a Broadside of Adam Nuttall,

London, 1760, in the Library of the American Antiquarian
Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

146 Summons to a Meeting of the United Fire Society of Boston (instituted July, 1789). From the original.

152 Observation of a Comet. Reduced facsimile of the Title-page of Hevelius' Cometographia, Dantzic, 1668 .

192 Title-page of Increase Mather's KOMHTOEPAPIA, Boston, 1683.

Harvard College Library
Perry's Victory. From a contemporary Broadside in the Library

of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. 214 Title-page of Cotton Mather's Advice from the Watch Tower, Boston, 1713. Harvard College Library

224 A page of Dr. Nathaniel Ames's Almanack for 1751, showing his

Advertisement of the Sun Tavern, Dedham, Massachusetts 264 Map of New England showing the first Railroads. From the Farmer's Almanack for 1841

302 List of Roads to the principal Towns on the Continent, from

Boston, with the Names of those who keep Houses of En.
tertainment. From the Farmer's Almanack for 1802. (Not

in absolute facsimile.) . .
List of Books for Sale by R. B. Thomas at Sterling, Massachu-

setts, in 1797 From the Farmer's Almanack for that year.

(Not in absolute facsimile.) . . The Town Acts of Natick, Massachusetts, April 18th, 1715.

From the Original in the handwriting of Thomas Waban,

Town Clerk.
A Massachusetts Indian. From a sketch made by Mr. C. C.
Willoughby, under the direction of

F. W. Putnam 359 Father Time as he appears on the Title-page of the Farmer's Almanack since 1852 · ·

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