Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 143

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?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, contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine label laid down; offsetting to title page; early armorial bookplate and later bookseller's tag on front pastedown, later owner's inscription on flyleaf. 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.