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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals. Now first collected and arranged with Memoirs of his Early Life, written by himself. Engraved portrait of the author and 13 plates; folding letterpress table of the Reformed Alphabet. xiv, , 440, ; , vi, 468; , vi, , 552 pages, including 3 engraved additional titles. 3 volumes. 8vo, 208x127 mm, contemporary 1/2 tree calf gilt with morocco lettering pieces, covers detached or starting, vertical crack in Volume 1 spine; some moderate to heavy foxing, mostly minor marginal dampstaining in Volumes 1 and 3, few folding plates heavily browned in Volume 2. 19th-century label of the Amsterdam bookseller Gebroeders Kromsigt. London: J. Johnson and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806
first complete collected edition in english. Ford 550.