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Benjamin FRANKLIN

Science. FRANKLIN. Oeuvres.

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Benjamin FRANKLIN
Science. FRANKLIN. Oeuvres.
 

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 by Martinet, 5 copper plates at the end of the I vol. and 7 copper plates at the end of the II vol. A total of 12 copper plates. Contemporary full calf binding, spine with 6 gilt sections with ornaments and label for the title. Slight sign of browning, nice copy. 

Condition Report

First French edition of the complete works of Franklin, translated by Barbeau Dubourg, who was in correspondence with Franklin during his translation work (letters occurred, and other additions are shown here). The first volume contains all the writings dedicated to electricity; the second all other writings, economic, political, demographic, medical, physical, weather, music, and on various subjects.Quérard, France Litt., III/p. 200: "Cette édition des Oeuvres complètes de Franklin est plus complète, sous le rapport de la partie physique, que l’édition anglaise antécédente; elle renferme le recueil des lettres adressées par Franklin au traducteur".  

Bibliography

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