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FRANKLIN, Benjamin.

Rare books by Benjamin Franklin, including first and early editions, autograph ephemera, copies in fine bindings,and handsome sets of his collected works.

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  1. Œuvres.
    FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Œuvres.

    Paris : 1773

    First collected edition in French of the author's collected works. The first part is entirely devoted to electricity and includes previously unpublished pieces. Translated by Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg (1709-1779) from the fourth edition in the original English. A close friend of Franklin and his translator and publisher in France, Barbeu-Dubourg was also... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 98387

  2. The Works.
    FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Works.

    London : [1882]

    An attractive library set of this important edition, edited by the "pioneering documentary editor" (ANB) Jared Sparks (1789-1866), originally published between 1833 and 1840. Sparks was known to take liberties with original texts and "corrected ... where he thought Franklin guilty of bad taste or vulgarity" (DAB). The publisher, American Benjamin Franklin... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126630

  3. The Writings.
    FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Writings.

    New York : 1905

    A handsomely bound set which includes a comprehensive introduction to his works by Albert Henry Smyth covering Franklin's manuscripts, printed editions, works, philosophical, political and economical works, satires and bagatelles, and his correspondence. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 96403

  4. 117529detail
    FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Writings.

    New York : 1907

    A handsomely bound set, rare in a contemporary binding. Includes a comprehensive introduction to his works by Albert Henry Smyth covering Franklin's manuscripts, printed editions, works, philosophical, political and economical works, satires and bagatelles, and his correspondence. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 117529

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