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    [Benjamin Franklin]. The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin. New York: 1887[-1888]. Letter-Press Edition, limited to 600 sets.

    More Information: [Benjamin Franklin]. John Bigelow, editor. The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887[-1888]. Letter-Press Edition, limited to 600 copies, of which this is number 372. Ten volumes. Octavo. Various paginations; portraiture frontispiece inserted in the first volume; handful of illustrated plates inserted in the first three, as well as the ninth, volumes (some folding); copy of a 1745 letter tipped to the rear flyleaf of the first volume. Contemporary dark green half-morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine with two raised bands and lettered, ruled, tooled and stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Backstrips and edges uniformly faded to brown with a few minor scuffs and scrapes; spine ends, joints and board edges worn; boards lightly rubbed; some corners tapped. Same previous owner gift inscription in each volume; illustrated portrait of Franklin, contemporary with publication, affixed to the front pastedown of Volume I. Very good. Uncommon in a contemporary binding.

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