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    Essays by Franklin in French and English

    Benj[amin]. Franklin. The Way to Wealth or Poor Richard Improved. Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1795.

    Sixteenmo (7 x 4 inches). 181 pages, plus two pages of "Dr. Franklin's Epitaph," and the one-page Table of Contents at the end. Portrait frontispiece. Text primarily in French.

    Full navy blue polished calf, with gilt lettering, decorations, fillets, and turn-ins. Spine has two red morocco title labels, and five compartments between four raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Leaves are unevenly trimmed and have wide margins. Boards lightly scarred. Some wear to corners and spine ends; small chip to foot of spine. A couple of instances of minor staining at the bottom of a few page edges, and one leaf with two tiny holes; overall, pages are generally bright. A handsome copy in very good condition.

    Includes: "The Way to Wealth" (in English); "La Science du Bonhomme Richard, ou Moyen Facile de Payer les Impôts" (in French); Lettres de Franklin (one in English, two in French); "Dialogue entre la Goutte et Franklin" (in French); "Quelques Mots sur l'Amérique. Avis a Ceux qui Voudroient aller S'Établir dans Cette Contrée" (in French); and "Dr. Franklin's Epitaph"/"Épitaphe de Franklin" (in English and French).

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