Illustrated by Norman Rockwell – over sized book – hard cover – dust jacket – 1964
Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanacks, are a classic of American letters and were, in their day, an immensely popular and influential publication. In Colonial America they were read by one out of every hundred people, in France alone they went through fifty-six editions. Many of these saying have become part of the fabric of our lives today.
Examples: “Old Boys have their playthings as well as young Ones; the difference is only in the price.” “Fish and visitors stink after three days.” “The Golden age was never the present age.” and “Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge.”