Chicago: The Monastery Hill Press, 1982. First Edition Limited #57 of 200 copies. Miniature (2 1/8 x 3").  unnumbered pp. Introduction by J. Michael Lennon. Design & calligrahy by Kenneth Peterson; drawings by Marita Ritzo; producted by Rhoda H. Clark. Publisher's red morocco with gilt lettering in decorative paper covered slipcase. A fine copy of an uncommon Manastery Hill Press title. Item #21224
Poor Richard's Almanack appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. Benjamin Franklin, the American inventor, statesman, and publisher, achieved success with Poor Richard's Almanack which appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. Almanacks were very popular books in colonial America, offering a mixture of seasonal weather forecasts, practical household hints, puzzles, and other amusements. Poor Richard's Almanack was also popular for its extensive use of wordplay, and some of the witty phrases coined in the work survive in the contemporary American vernacular. Several selections in this copy are presented in a playful combination of characters and drawings for the reader to discover the sentiment.