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      Sale 2455 | Lot 125
      Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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      • Sale 2455 Lot 125

        FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. 4 plates, folding table. xi, [1], 567, [7] pages. 8vo, modern calf; dampstaining mostly confined to margins, first 3 leaves cleaned, toning on top edge. London, 1779

        Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

        first collected edition, "the only edition of Franklin's writings (other than his scientific) which was printed during his lifetime"--Ford 342. Edited by the British politician Benjamin Vaughan, a friend of Franklin's who later helped negotiate the peace between their warring nations. Howes F330; Sabin 25565.

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