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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Publication Date: 1793
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FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written by Himself, Together With Essays, Humorous, Moral & Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of the Spectator. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793. Two volumes,8vo.[iii]x,[1,blank],[1,Contents],[1,blank],317,[1,Errata]; [v],290pp. Original paper boards, rebacked with paper at an early date. Provenance: Mary Lodge(signature dated 1796); Anne Bray (early signature). Second English edition. "A collection of the 'popular' pieces of Franklin, together with a re-translation of the autobiography from the French translation of Gibelin, and Stuber's continuation. The editing was done by Benjamin Vaughan, who has clearly made use of his MS. copy of the autobiography in the re-translation. The work was prepared for publication in 1791, but withheld on account of Temple Franklin's announcement of an edition of his grandfather's writings. An additional volume of Franklin's scientific writings was also announced, but never printed" - Ford. This edition contains three essays not in the first edition. "A part of Franklin's Autobiography appears here in English for the first time" - Goodspeed. ESTC records only eighteen copies in institutions worldwide. A rare work. FORD 438. HOWES F323. SABIN 25600. GOODSPEED 524:88. ESTC N26015. Bookseller Inventory # 69442

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Title: Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: ...

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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