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    Rare Benjamin Franklin Printing

    [Benjamin Franklin] R. Saunders. A Pocket Almanack for the Year 1764. Fitted to the Use of Pennsylvania and the Neighboring Provinces. With Several Useful Additions. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin and D. Hall, [1763]. First edition. (2" x 4"). [24] pages. [24] pages. Original embossed Dutch paper wrappers. Offered in a beautiful half-leather clamshell case. Extensive contemporary notes, in ink, on the blanks. Near fine condition.

    Printed during Franklin's partnership with David Hall. The partnership lasted from 1748 until 1766 and focused on the most profitable aspects of printing - the Pennsylvania Gazette, public printing for the Assemblies of Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties, the Poor Richard and pocket almanacs, and primers.

    Reference: Miller, 801; Evans 9509; Hildeburn 1919; Campbell 685; Drake 9867.

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