Bennett & Walton's Almanac, for the Year of our Lord 1815, Being the Third After Leap Year: Calculated by Joshua Sharp
Place Published: Philadelphia, Pa.
Publisher: Bennett & Walton
Date Published: 1814
Condition: Good +
Book Id: 001182
 p.: woodcut title vignette and illustration, tables; 18 cm. Publisher's advertisement on last page. Although Sharp is named as the calculator of this issue, the calendar pages and the eclipse predictions (except for changes at the head and foot of the former) are offprints from Bailey's Rittenhouse Almanac for 1815 (Philadelphia: Lydia R. Bailey) calculated by William Collom. Sharp's name has, apparently unintentionally, been retained on the title page by Bennett & Walton from previous editions. Includes a poem by Henry Cogswell Knight, "The Orphan Benighted," and the poem "The Kitten," here published anonymously but written by Joanna Baillie. Also contains the schedule for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware court sessions. Early American Imprints, 2nd series (Shaw & Shoemaker), 30849; Drake, Almanacs, 11039. In Good+ Condition: removed from a nonce volume; old dampstaining; chipping to top edge and fore-edge of first leaf; otherwise a clean and solid copy. Bennett & Walton published an almanac annually from 1811 to 1820, but copies are very scarce.