12°, contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards (wear to corners, spine), smooth spine with gilt fillets, short title, and initials "E.B." at foot, marbled endleaves. Some minor soiling and spotting. In good to very good condition. (1 blank, 1 ll.), 136 pp., (1 l., 1 blank l.). *** First edition in Portuguese of this translation. Pages 9-34 contain a biography of Franklin, whom Alvares d'Andrada describes in the Advertencia as "o maior amigo da humanidade, um sabio que dous mundos reclamão, um homem, cujo nome a historia das Sciencias e a dos Imperios para seo ornamento alternadamente se disputão" (p. iv). Included in the Collecção are translations of Franklin's essays on achieving moral perfection, wasting time, brotherly love, gratitude, religion, etc.Gonçalves Rodrigues lists five earlier translations of some of Franklin's works: four whose publication was announced in periodicals, but for which no bibliographical data is given, and which may not have ever appeared in print (nº 2096 in 1796, nos. 2439-40 in 1802, nº 2565 in 1804), and A sciencia do bom homem Ricardo, Paris 1828 (nº 4100).*** Innocêncio II, 414: cites only this volume. Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 4242: calling for ii, 136, ii pp. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. NUC: CtY, calling for (2 ll.), [iii]-viii, -136,  pp., and noting that no further volumes were published. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Collecção dos escriptos mais interessantes ....
Publisher: London, R. Greenlaw, 1832.
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