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Experiences et Observations Sur Electricte Faites A Philadelphia En

FRANKLIN, Benjamin.

Publication Date: 1752
Hardcover
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FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Experiences et Observations Sur Electricte Faites A Philadelphia En Amerique. Paris. 1752. 24,lxx,[10],222,[2],[30]pp. plus folding plate. 16mo. Contemporary French mottled calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments, gilt morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Chipped at spine ends, worn at corners, hinges a bit tender. Contemporary ink shelf mark on front free endpaper. Ex-Burndy library, with their bookplate on the front pastedown. Quite clean internally. A very good copy, in a contemporary binding. HOWES F320, "aa." FORD 80. The first French edition of Franklin's famous work on electricity, a translation of the first part of his English publications on his experiments, originally published in London the previous year. This was the first edition issued in a foreign language, and the foundation of Franklin's fame in France, where a quarter century later he was greeted as the great sage of the New World. Bookseller Inventory # 48576

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Title: Experiences et Observations Sur Electricte ...

Publication Date: 1752

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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