Book Description

Undated, published circa 1800, this is a generally good example of this broadside like publication of twenty four moral tales illustrated from Benjamin’s Almanack “Poor Richard”, the sheet is sectioned and mounted on linen with 24 illustrations with the moral of each tale printed on the pictures borders, such as “For want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for the want of a shoe the horse was lost”, and “A small leak will sink a great ship”, etc, the 25th picture is a portrait of Franklin, stating he died at Philadelphia on April 17th 1790, the broadside sheet measures 23 inches by 19 inches approx., and folds down into its original cloth covers which measure 8 inches by 5 inches approx., titled in gilt to upper cover, with the original blue publishers address label pasted onto the inside front cover, now faded but still legible if lit from the right angle. There is some noticeable browned and foxing spots to the sheet, but nothing too detrimental, the inside of the cover is noticeably faded on the edges, rear outer cloth cover stained else in good general condition.
Author Benjamin Franklin
Date 1800
Publisher Bancks & Co. Exchange St, and St. Anns Square Manchester

Price: £2500.00

Offered by Andrew Cox

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