Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 130

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 plates, folding table. xi, [1], 567, [7] pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, worn, boards and spine label detached; frontispiece and title page detached; moderate foxing. 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.