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Ben Franklin's historic/collectible: "The Morals of Chess"...

Item # 703113 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1792 

* Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess

By far the most significant content is the historic/collectible essay: "The Morals of Chess. By Dr. Franklin", which takes 2 1/2 pages. Note: This essay was first printed in the Columbian Magazine in the Dec. 1786 issue. Regardless, this contemporary printing is among the few publications which printed the essay which is highly desirable among those who collect items related to the history of chess. More can be read about the essay by doing a quick internet search for The Morals of Chess.
Additional content includes: "Reflections on the State of the Union", a series of "Letters to a Young Lady - On Politeness - On Exercise & Relations - On Public Pleasures - On Visiting, Tea Parties - On Card Playing - On Gaming", "Anecdote of General Washington", "Account of the New Colony at Sierra Leone, on the Coast of Africa", "North-Western Posts", "Observations on the Indian War", "Government of the United States", and more.
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with a decorative heading, disbound, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's