VIE De BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Ecrite par Lui-Meme, Suivie de ses Oeuvres Morales, Politiques et Litteraires, Dont la plus grande partie n'avoit pas encore ete publiee.; Traduit de L'Anglais, Avec des Notes, par J. Castera
Period full tree calf with elaborate gilt decorated spines (early unobtrusive rebacking). Marbled eps & edges
by Franklin, Benjamin
Paris: F. Buisson, 1798. 1st printing of this translation (cf Sabin 25543). Not in Howes. Period full tree calf with elaborate gilt decorated spines (early unobtrusive rebacking). Marbled eps & edges. Overall VG (sq & tight/each volume with small wormhole in lower portion of front joint/Vol I with semicircular stain to center of last 4 leaves fore-edge).. 2 volumes (viii, 382; , 438 pp). Frontis portrait of Franklin in Volume I. 8vo. 8" x 5"
This edition contains the account of Franklin's life in Passy (1731), which first appeared in the journal La Decade in 1798 and here makes its first book appearance. (Inventory #: 22556)
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