Buckmaster, Thomas (DNB00)

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BUCKMASTER, THOMAS (fl. 1566), divine and astronomer, is described in one of his works as a professor of physics, of what university has not been ascertained. He published: 1. ‘An Almanack and Pronostication,’ 1566–7, printed by Wanley. 2. ‘Tho. Buckmaster, minister, his right Christian Calendar; or Spirituall Prognostications made for the yeare 1570,’ by Hacket (Herbert's Ames). 3. ‘A new Almanack and Prognostication for the year 1575, wherein is expressed the Chang of the Moon … by Tho. Buckmaster, professor of physics’ (Tanner). 4. Commendatory Verses in ‘Wharton's Dreame,’ 1578; together with other almanacks, of which notices will be found in Herbert's ‘Ames's Typographical Antiquities.’

[Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), 729, 896, 917, 1025, 1094; Tanner's Bibl. Brit. 137.]

W. H.