Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 222

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. 4 plates, folding table. xi, [1], 567, [7] pages. 8vo, early 20th-century 1/2 morocco, joints rubbed; moderate foxing; marbled edges; bookplate of Frederick Perry Boynton on front pastedown. London, 1779

Additional Details

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.