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    "The Art of Making Money"

    "The Art of Making Money" as appeared in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, January 21, 1854. Fine.
    A complete, folded uncut signature of Gleason's for this date. 16pp, folio size, 30 cm x 39 cm. In the newsprint magazine style. Included on page 44 is the delightful rebus puzzle by Benjamin Franklin titled, "The Art of Making Money Plenty in Every Man's Pocket; by Doctor Franklin." There is some normal handling, as one would expect on such a large, folded sheet, and minor damp staining is seen. However, excellent overall and a rare piece of Franklin-related material.

    [The transcription below has no added punctuation or capitalization]
    THE ART OF MAKING MONEY PLENTY

    IN EVERY MAN'S / POCKET; BY

    Doctor / Franklin

    In this time when the general complaint is that money is so scarce it must
    be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless how they can reinforce
    their pockets I will acquaint all with the true secret of money catching
    the certain way to fill empty purses and how to keep them always full.
    Two simple rules well observed will do the business First Let
    honesty and labor be thy constant companions Second Spend one penny
    every day less than thy clear gains Then shall thy pockets
    soon begin to thrive, thy creditors will never insult thee
    nor want oppress nor hunger bite nor nakedness freeze thee, the
    whole hemisphere will shine brighter and pleasure
    spring up in every corner of thy heart
    Now thereby embrace these rules and be happy. B. Frankin
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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