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Benjamin FRANKLIN

Science. FRANKLIN. Oeuvres.

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Benjamin FRANKLIN
Science. FRANKLIN. Oeuvres.
 

Paris, Quillauet Esprit.

2 tomes in 1 vol. in-4°, di pp. (2), XXII, (2), 338, (2);pp. (4), XIII, (3), 318, (2) with 1 portrait of Franklin in opening engraved byMartinet, 5 copper plates at the end of the I vol. and 7 copper plates at theend of the II vol. A total of 12 copperplates. Contemporary full calf binding, spine with 6 golden sections withornaments and label for the title.

Condition Report

First French edition of the complete works of Franklin, translated by BarbeauDubourg, who was in correspondence with Franklin during his translation work (lettersoccurred, and other additions are shown here). The first volume contains all the writings dedicated toelectricity; the second all other writings, economic, political, demographic,medical, physical, weather, music, and on various subjects.Quérard, FranceLitt., III/p. 200: "Cette édition des Oeuvres complètes de Franklin estplus complète, sous le rapport de la partie physique, que l’édition anglaiseantécédente; elle renferme le recueil des lettres adressées par Franklin autraducteur". Slight sign of browning, nicecopy. The lot is offered with a valid export licence.

Bibliography

Zeitlinger, n. 8124: "Rare". Kress, I/n. 6935. Ronalds, p. 181.
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