[Bowles's Moral Pictures; or, Poor Richard illustrated: Being Lessons for the Young and the Old, on Industry, Temperance, Frugality, &c, By the late Dr. Benj. Franklin.]
16 plates, cut out ovals from the original large sheet of small engravings, image size 4½ x 3½ inches 110 x 90mm.
Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanack", sixteen of twenty-five vignettes illustrating moral sayings. The almanac was founded by Franklin in 1732 under the name of Richard Saunders; he continued to publish it for about 25 years. Combining entertainment and practical information, Poor Richard's Almanack proved both popular and profitable, and as the existence of this print attests, many of Franklin's maxims were passed down to later generations as sage advice for young people and are no classic Americana. This publication shortly after the first Bowles and Carver, London, publication of 1795.
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