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1 Saunders, Richard (Benjamin Franklin) POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON; The True Places and Aspects of the Planets; the Rising and the Setting of the Sun, and the Rising and Setting of the Moon for the Year of the Lord 1773: Being the First after Leap Year.
Philadelphia Printed and Sold By D. Hall, and W. Sellers [1772] Pamphlet Good 
Title page continued: Fitted to the latitude of forty degrees, and a meridian of near five hours west from London; but may, without sensible error, serve all the northern colonies. / By Richard Saunders, philom. Philadelphia: : Printed and sold by D. Hall, and W. Sellers. , [1772]. Notes : "Richard Saunders" is a pseudonym. The calculations and astronomical notes on the calendar pages are identical with those in The Pennsylvania town and country-manís almanack for 1773, by John Tobler (Wilmington) , except that some notes have been added, and the calculations for the sun adjusted by one minute in November and December. A table of eclipse of the satellites of Jupiter has been added after the calendar. Though the Tobler almanacs issued after his death in 1765 have been attributed to his son John, the publisherís preface to the South Carolina and Georgia almanack for 1765 (Savannah) states that Toblerís calculations had then been completed up to 1800. The later almanacs contain no indication the Tobler Junior is the author. Advertised in the Pennsylvania gazette, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1772. NOTE: This copy is lacking the last printed page and is lacking the in-text woodcut vignette on p [14], causing there to be a small amount of loss of some text. Ink annotation *****IN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S HAND***** for March 15th: "Wm. (? ) Franklin came to P. G. (Pennsylvania Gazette) , for July 23rd: "Wm. F. (B. F.' s son) Arrives here", for August 19th: "Wm. F. Went Home". Contains additional notations in the margins, Rerences : Evans 12551. Drake, M. Almanacs, 9981 Form/Genre : almanacs -- Pennsylvania -- 1773. Authors : Saunders, Richard, 1613-1675. Tobler, John, 1696-1765. Other Titles : Early American imprints. First series ; no. 12551. Note: From Franklin Papers: From Benjamin Franklin to William Franklin 15 March 1773: "London, March 15, 1773. Dear Son, I wrote you pretty largely by Capt. All, and sent you sundry things, particularly the plated Boiler you wrote for. I have nothing to add, but to let you know I continue well. Enclos'd I send you the Boston Pamphlet with my Preface. I grow tired of my Situation here, and really think of Returning in the Fall. My love to Betsey. I am Your affectionate Father. B. Franklin" ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
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