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Lot 10 - [Americana] [Franklin, Benjamin] Saunders, Richard

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[Americana] [Franklin, Benjamin] Saunders, Richard
Poor Richard, 1736. An Almanack For the Year of Christ 1736...

Philadelphia: B. Franklin, no date (1735). First edition. 8vo. 16 (of 24) pp. (lacking pp. 17-24). Illustrated with woodcut anatomical man. Limp printed self-wrappers, stab sewn, first leaf worn and soiled, loss at bottom left edge and along fore-edge of same (with some loss to text on second page); approximately 2 1/2 in. closed tear along third page, traversing woodcut; light dampstaining in gutter of most leaves; scattered minor spotting and soiling; a few singe marks on final leaf; contemporary ownership signature on title-page; year written in ink at bottom of eighth page; in clamshell case. Miller 103; Evans 3903.

The fourth Poor Richard almanack. The is the first copy of the 1736 edition to be offered at auction in 37 years. Copies in any condition are rare

From the estates of Charles M. and Mary Elizabeth Meredith III, Bucks County, PA.

Sold for $17,640
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Philadelphia: B. Franklin, no date (1735). First edition. 8vo. 16 (of 24) pp. (lacking pp. 17-24). Illustrated with woodcut anatomical man. Limp printed self-wrappers, stab sewn, first leaf worn and soiled, loss at bottom left edge and along fore-edge of same (with some loss to text on second page); approximately 2 1/2 in. closed tear along third page, traversing woodcut; light dampstaining in gutter of most leaves; scattered minor spotting and soiling; a few singe marks on final leaf; contemporary ownership signature on title-page; year written in ink at bottom of eighth page; in clamshell case. Miller 103; Evans 3903.

The fourth Poor Richard almanack. The is the first copy of the 1736 edition to be offered at auction in 37 years. Copies in any condition are rare

From the estates of Charles M. and Mary Elizabeth Meredith III, Bucks County, PA.

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