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Lot 12 - [Americana] [Franklin, Benjamin] Saunders, Richard

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[Americana] [Franklin, Benjamin] Saunders, Richard
Poor Richard improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and Moon...for the Year of our Lord 1763...

Philadelphia: B. Franklin, and D. Hall, no date (1762). First edition. 12mo. (36), (2) (blank) pp. Illustrated with woodcut anatomical man and woodcut monthly panels. Disbound; contemporary ownership signature on title-page; scattered light foxing; two clippings, one obituary and one relating to the Seven Year's War mounted over text on p. (36); scattered marginalia; in case. Miller 502; Evans 9263; Sabin 25567.

Rare and complete printing of Franklin's popular almanac, published the year the Seven Year's War came to an end.

Marginalia on p. (28) mentions the arrival of John Penn to begin his term as governor of Pennsylvania, as well as the occurence of an earthquake on the same day (October 27).

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

Sold for $17,640
Estimated at $5,000 - $8,000


 

Philadelphia: B. Franklin, and D. Hall, no date (1762). First edition. 12mo. (36), (2) (blank) pp. Illustrated with woodcut anatomical man and woodcut monthly panels. Disbound; contemporary ownership signature on title-page; scattered light foxing; two clippings, one obituary and one relating to the Seven Year's War mounted over text on p. (36); scattered marginalia; in case. Miller 502; Evans 9263; Sabin 25567.

Rare and complete printing of Franklin's popular almanac, published the year the Seven Year's War came to an end.

Marginalia on p. (28) mentions the arrival of John Penn to begin his term as governor of Pennsylvania, as well as the occurence of an earthquake on the same day (October 27).

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

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