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    Benjamin Franklin. Works of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin. London: [ca. 1794]. Third edition.

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    Benjamin Franklin. Works of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written by Himself, together with Essays, Humorous, Moral & Literary. London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, [n.d., ca. 1794]. Third edition.

    Two octavo volumes. [viii], 317, [1, blank]; [iv], 290 pages. Each volume with engraved title-page featuring a portrait of Franklin wearing a cap inserted at front. Bound in near contemporary quarter brown mottled calf over marbled boards, spines ruled in gilt, burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels. Front board and front free endpaper of volume I detached yet present, all joints and both spines worn, some wear to boards, title-pages dampstained and foxed, text foxed, neat contemporary ownership signature on front free endpapers, bookplate of later owner (from the National Trust for Historic Preservation) on both front pastedowns. Overall, fair. This edition of Franklin's Works was considered the finest collection of his writings until the 1868 edition by Bigelow.



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