by PENN, William
1749. [PENN, William] SOME FRUITS OF SOLITUDE, IN REFLECTIONS AND MAXIMS, RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF HUMAN LIFE. IN TWO PARTS [BOUND IN ONE VOLUME]. Newport, RI: Printed by James Franklin, at the Town-School-House, 1749. Eighth edition. 12mo. , 158,  pp.; , 104, 107-108,  pp. Part One is complete save for a missing blank leaf at the end; but the second part lacks two text pages, pp. 105-106, and the last two leaves are only partially there. Only the top half of text pp. 107-8 and the index leaf are present. In a worn contemporary brown calf binding with rounded corners, scratches and nicks to all surfaces, whose hinges have been strengthened. The title-page and the partial leaves at the end of the volume (pp. 107-108 and the index leaf) have been mounted on archival paper and tipped in. Most pages have a few nicks and tiny chips to edges, not effecting text, and there is dampstaining to a good portion of some pages. Ink ownership of Abigail and Sarah Crandell to front pastedown: no date, but it looks contemporary with the text. Printed by James Franklin, nephew and apprentice of Benjamin Franklin at age 10 after the death of his father James Sr., the first printer in Rhode Island. (Evans 6392).
(Inventory #: 84388)