[FRANKLIN, Benjamin]. Poor Richard Improved: Being An Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions the Sun and Moon...For the Year of Our Lord 1749. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, . pp. Several in-text woodcut ornaments and vignettes. 12mo. Light soiling and wear, heavier to outer leaves. Very good, untrimmed. In a maroon morocco and cloth slipcase, inner cloth chemise. Miller 441. Evans 6139. Campbell 395. Drake 9705. Hildeburn 1093.A nice copy of a rare POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK, described by Miller as the first of the POOR RICHARD'S... for which Hall had full responsibility for printing. This copy was among those intended for local distribution, with "A Table for the more ready casting up of Coins, in Pennsylvania" printed on page 35. The section on "How to get RICHES" gives the famous Poor Richard precept: "The Art of getting Riches consists very much in THRIFT." The first POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK was printed in 1732. Miller locates only fifteen copies of the present rarity.