Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 144

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. 3 plates, folding table. xi, [1], 567, [7] pages. 8vo, modern calf by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath; title page laid down, moderate foxing, lacking the original frontispiece portrait but another Franklin engraving (slightly trimmed) supplied in its stead. London, 1779

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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.