July 13-15, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Entitled "BOWLES"S MORAL PICTURES/OR POOR RICHARD ILLUSTRATED. Being LESSONS for the YOUNG and the OLD INDUSTRY, TEMPERENCE, FRUGALITY, &c" across the top margin. Printed after the 1790 death of Benjamin Franklin, likely circa 1795/96, for Bowles and Carver, No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. It features 29 colored vignettes illustrating moralist maxims from Franklin's famous "Poor Richards Almanac" and 1 commemorating Franklin himself. Framed in an older wood frame with matting. View 23" x 18 - 1/2". Overall 30" x 24 - 1/2". CONDITION: Good with colors still strong. Some damage at top with staining and small losses. Text filled in on backing with pen in 2 spots of loss. Frame has some dings and bubbling of finish. BAS

Item Dimensions: Frame: 24 - 1/2" x 30".
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $300.00
Estimate: $500 - $800
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
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