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The whit and wisdom of Ben Franklin...



Item # 642774

September 13, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 13, 1759

* "Love Maxims", by Benjamin Franklin (?)

The first and a portion of the second column on page 4 has "Love Maxims", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin. An identical issue was listed at Bonhams in 2009 with the attribution: Ford 605 (see the Bonhams' listing). At the time, it was listed for an estimate of $300-$500. We offer this item many years later for less than half their low estimate. Other news of the day including multiple reports from American are included.
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

* While we would be more comfortable with confirming this as a Franklin if we were able to site multiple sources, the text certainly has the flavor of his whit and wisdom.

Item from Catalog 257 (released for April, 2017)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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