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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin Containing His Life and Essays. Two Volumes in One

by Franklin, Benjamin

Early Reprint

Price: $450.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 012409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Illustrator: Gray, R.
  • Edition: Early Reprint
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. Falconer
  • Place: Glasgow
  • Date published: 1817

Glasgow: W. Falconer, 1817. Early reprint. 16mo. Half-calf over marble boards. 6 compartments, raised ridges, gilt decoration and titles. All edges trimmed and speckled. Rare frontispiece portrait by R. Gray. Two volumes in one, the first being Dr. Franklin's Life to which is added a number of letters, illustrative of his manners and characters, and his letters to Mr. Whatley. The second part contains his Miscellaneous Essays.249 pp. followed by 2-page table of contents. Extremities rubbed, chipping top of spine, previous owner name in pencil. Very good. The Falconer edition is a scarce publication. COPAC lists only two examples held in Scottish libraries, one from 1814 and one from 1815.. Early Reprint. Half-Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Gray, R.. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.