Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Astrology, Weather, Medical Cures & More
Collectible Almanacs: Almanacs are books published annually that can contain a host of useful information including a calendar of holy days, holidays, farmer's planting dates, weather forecasts, astronomical data and various statistics. The times of the sunrise and sunset as well as tide charts can also be included. Almanacs, in various forms, have been in existence for hundreds of years. It has been stated in the Encyclopedia of Ephemera that the first printed almanac was published in Vienna in 1457 and the Almanack Calculated for New England - the first American almanac was published in 1639 in Cambridge Massachusetts. The Old Farmer's Almanac has been published since 1792, making it the oldest continuously published periodical in North America.