Poor Richard's: The Almanacs for the Years 1733-1758, by Richard Saunders, Philom

By: Franklin, Benjamin

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Poor Richard's: The Almanacs for the Years 1733-1758, by Richard Saunders, Philom by Franklin, Benjamin
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New York: Paddington Press Ltd, 1976. XIV, 302 pages, last 2 blank, introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, publisher's note, a note on the text, translations of foreign aphorisms and notes. Pale yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with six full-page ( 2 double page ) illustrations by Norman Rockwell and numerous small black-and-white illustrations. 1/4 dark brown cloth spine with silver writing and 3/4 light green boards with self and self embossed title. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the lower book corners. Shelfwear to the lower edges and there are a few marks to the top. Dust marks to the top paper edge and browning to the other edges. The endpapers have grubby marks and the first 3.25 " of the free front endpaper has become somewhat darkened. There is a little staining to the back book panel at the top. The paper which the book has been printed on is of a slightly yellow hue. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Norman Rockwell, with pale yellow background and blue writing on the front panel and blue and black on the spine. The dustwrapper is somewhat rubbed and faded, the peculiarly the spine. Rubbing and slight shipping to the dustwrapper corners and there is three small chips to the top rear dustwrapper panel. There is stain that runs the full-length of the top back panel to a depth of 0.5 ". There is some lifting of the laminate of the lower front dustwrapper edge and there are two tears measuring 0.25 ". A small tear to the lower front fold over crease has been the head with tape, tape still in situ, ashas another of the tears on the bottom of the dustwrapper. The stain on the top back dustwrapper edges is also visable on the verso side of the dustwrapper. There are a few grubby marks as well. A reproduction of the American man of letters -- Benjamin Franklin -- almanac that he produced during the years of 1733-1758. The full title of the book is: -- " Poor Richard : The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758 by Richard Saunders, Philom. Wherein are retain'd in their Entirety the Author's Prefaces, Proverbs, Verses, & entertaining Remarks; Together with those Chronological, HIstorical, and Scientific Observations which the Author has illumin'd with his characteristic Wit & Wisdom. Now containing an introduction by ; and embellish'd with illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Illustrated by Rockwell, Norman. PLEASE NOTE: *** This book weighs more than 1kg [2.2 lbs] and postage will be more than quoted. Please press "ask bookselller a question" button, for correct postage amount -- in fact the book will weigh in excess of two kilos. First Edition Thus. 1/4 Cloth and Boards. Average/Ordinary -- Spine Faded. Illus. by Norman Rockwell. Folio - up to 15" tall. American History.

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