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Poor Richard improved being an almanack and ephemeris of the motions of the sun and moon; the true places and aspects of the planets; the rising and setting of the sun, and the rising, setting and southing of the moon, for the year of our Lord 1758: being the second after leap-year ... by Benjamin Franklin

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Published by U.S. Government Printing Office in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Almanacs, American,
  • Success,
  • Maxims

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StatementBy Richard Saunders, philom. [pseud].
The Physical Object
Pagination[36] p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17745373M

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[Benjamin Franklin], Poor Richard improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris for (Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin, []). Most almanacs were sold locally, but the “improved” Poor Richard for was the first to be issued in three versions tailored to New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. Rare first edition of Franklin’s famed Poor Richard’s Improved Almanack for , with the famed woodcut of anatomical man “govern’d” by constellations and 12 woodcut panels, rarely found complete and uncut, this copy with an exceptional provenance—from the prized collection of renowned bibliophile Robert Hoe and containing the.   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, "Poor Richard Improved" by Benjamin Franklin - . The success of Poor Richard’s Almanack is due in part to Franklin’s ability to adapt bits and pieces of past calendars with his own skills and wit. Franklin wrote under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders. Richard Saunders was an English physician and astrologist who wrote under the pen name of Cardanus Rider which in rearranged letters is.