Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 168

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. 4 plates, folding table. xi, [1], 567, [7] pages. 8vo, original boards, worn, front joint split; intermittent foxing, minor worming, lacking final blank and free endpapers; uncut; original owner's inscription on verso of frontispiece. In modern 1/4 morocco tray case. 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.