by Printed and sold by J. Franklin, at his printing-house under the town school-house. Sold also by T. Fleet, printer, in Boston. in Newport [R.I.] .
Written in English
|Statement||By Poor Robin. ; [Eight lines of verse]|
|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 3601|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||16|
THE RHODE-ISLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Rhode-Island almanack for the year, [electronic resource]: Fitted to the meridian of Newport, on Rhode-Island, whose latitude north is 41 gr. 30 m. longitude from London, 72 grs. but may without sensible error, serve from New Found-land to South Carolina. Tides excepted. / By Joseph Stafford. Franklin published the first Poor Richard's Almanack on Decem , and continued to publish new editions for 25 years, bringing him much economic success and popularity. The almanack sold as many as 10, copies a year. In , upon the death of Franklin's brother, James, Franklin sent copies of Poor Richard's to his widow for free, so that she could . T hroughout Benjamin Franklin's long and distinguished life, he achieved success and notoriety as a printer, author, postmaster, inventor and scientist, statesman and diplomat, and sage. But perhaps the most memorable contribution Franklin made to Americana was Poor Richard's Almanack, which proved itself a brilliant success among its contemporaries and endures as a .
The Bay Psalm Book, as it is known, is essentially sacred text to be sung during the liturgy. A committee of thirty learned elders, including John Cotton, Richard Mather, and John Eliot, set about the task of creating a new translation of the Hebrew psalms into English and casting the text into verse for singing. Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack was first published in Facing heavy competition from similar publications, Franklin took the unusual and controversial approach of injecting witty, unexpected entries between standard tables of tides, planetary motion, weather predictions and other facts. The Rhode-Island Almanack, For the Year of our Lord Christ, , , , (4 separate almanacs sold together). Pamphlet – January 1, Author: Isaac BICKERSTAFF. Business success. Franklin’s greatest business accomplishment came from the publication of Poor Richard’s Almanack. On Decem Franklin published his first almanac under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders. The almanac was published for the year of and was published once a year for the next 25 years.
Other articles where The Rhode Island Almanac is discussed: almanac: Benjamin Franklin’s brother James printed The Rhode Island Almanac in , and Benjamin Franklin (under the nom de plume of Richard Saunders) began his Poor Richard’s almanacs, the most famous of American almanacs, in Philadelphia in Poor Richard’s, enlivened by Franklin’s shrewd wit and . Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island. It is located in Narragansett Bay approximately 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, 20 miles (32 km) south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 74 miles ( km) south of Boston, and miles ( km) northeast of New York is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions County: Newport. Rhode Island Historical Society has books on Goodreads with 35 ratings. Rhode Island Historical Society’s most popular book is Rhode Island imprints;. Agricultural Alamanc to Columbian Calendar: Farmers Almanack to Harris Farmers Almanac: Ladies Handbook Family Almanac to New Universal Almanac: Punch's Almanac.