May 20, 2021 12:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 11
 

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[Americana] [Franklin, Benjamin] Saunders, R(ichard).
A Pocket Almanack For the Year 1761. Fitted to the Use of Pennsylvania, and the Neighbouring Provinces. With several useful Additions

Philadelphia: B. Franklin, and D. Hall, no date (1760). First edition. 24mo. (24) pp. Original embossed Dutch paper wrappers, stab-sewn, worn, front wrapper detached, loss at bottom front corner, MS. on verso and at recto of rear wrapper; title-page loose; old tape residue in front and rear "hinge"; scattered wear to edges, with some loss at top corner; in clamshell case. Miller 743; Evans 8731

Very rare and complete. This is the first copy of the 1761 edition to be offered at auction since 1922.

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

Sold for $10,080
Estimated at $5,000 - $8,000


 

Philadelphia: B. Franklin, and D. Hall, no date (1760). First edition. 24mo. (24) pp. Original embossed Dutch paper wrappers, stab-sewn, worn, front wrapper detached, loss at bottom front corner, MS. on verso and at recto of rear wrapper; title-page loose; old tape residue in front and rear "hinge"; scattered wear to edges, with some loss at top corner; in clamshell case. Miller 743; Evans 8731

Very rare and complete. This is the first copy of the 1761 edition to be offered at auction since 1922.

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

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