[FRANKLIN, Benjamin]. Poor Richard Improved: Being An Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and the Moon Year of Our Lord 1752. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, . pp. Several in text woodcut ornaments and vignettes. 12mo. Dbd. Light foxing and soiling, some light wear. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. The first Poor Richard Almanack was printed in 1732. The early almanacs are extremely rare, and all from the period when Franklin himself was printing them are very rare in commerce, although there are many institutional holdings. In this almanac one of the woodcuts applies astrological elements to the human anatomy, and another depicts a solar eclipse. The final two leaves list courts in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, as well as post road routes and Quaker meetings. Miller locates twenty-two complete copies. MILLER 529. EVANS 6670. CAMPBELL 476. DRAKE 9738. HILDEBURN 1239. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Poor Richard Improved: Being An Almanack and...
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