Hand stich bound in leather are original issues of Robert B. Thomas's FARMER'S ALMANAC 1807 through 1815. A boldly penned period ink inscription advises: Phinneas Howe MARLBOROUGH HIS BOOK Our research tells us that Phinneas How served in the American Revolution in Capt. William Brigham's Co. of Marlborough Minuteman then as a sergeant in Capt. William Morse's Co., Col. Jonathan Reed's Regiment of 6th Middlesex County Militia. As such our man Phinneas Howe would have been in action at the Battles of Lexington & Concord and would likely have participated in the Siege of Boston. Howe was a lifetime resident of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts where he died in 1832.
Phinneas Howe's bound collection of Farmer's Almanacs were printed by West and Richardson in Boston and offer woodcut vignette illustrations with astronomical calculations with a Farmer's Calendar for each month of the volume's year all intended to aid the early 19th century farmer toward a successful and bountiful planting. The volumes include Stamp Tables, information on Military Fines, Tables of the value of Gold Coins, List of Stages running to New England locations, vital information on the 1813 / 1814 U. S. Navy and more to include poetry, wit and 19th century wisdom. The volumes show good evidence of age, originality and period use while remaining in pleasing condition. Considered the oldest continuously published periodical in America, these vintage volumes provide considerable interesting material as well as offering the collector / historian a neat relic from the personal effects of a veteran of the American Revolution.
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