1793 Benjamin Franklin Autobiography on Marriage Politics Slavery Indians Science

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

― Benjamin Franklin

 

Known as one of the most important and prolific founding fathers of America, Benjamin Franklin wrote several works that have left a legacy in American history.

 

This first English edition of Franklin’s Works published only three years after his death, in 1793, offers evidence of the pragmatic brilliance of the words of the Founding Father. Edited and with a preface by Franklin’s friend Richard Price, this important first English edition of the Works is a collection of the ‘popular’ pieces of Franklin, together with a re-translation of the autobiography from the 1791 French edition of the autobiography, which appeared in English the same year. ESTC records only eighteen copies in institutions worldwide.

 

“A part of Franklin’s Autobiography appears here in English for the first time” – Goodspeed

 

According to the Grolier American 100, Franklin’s ‘Memoirs’ is,

“The most widely read of all of the American autobiographies, ‘Memoirs’ holds the essence of the American way of life.”

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1793 Benjamin Franklin Autobiography on Marriage Politics Slavery Indians Science

 

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

― Benjamin Franklin

 

Known as one of the most important and prolific founding fathers of America, Benjamin Franklin wrote several works that have left a legacy in American history.

 

This first English edition of Franklin’s Works published only three years after his death, in 1793, offers evidence of the pragmatic brilliance of the words of the Founding Father. Edited and with a preface by Franklin’s friend Richard Price, this important first English edition of the Works is a collection of the ‘popular’ pieces of Franklin, together with a re-translation of the autobiography from the 1791 French edition of the autobiography, which appeared in English the same year. ESTC records only eighteen copies in institutions worldwide.

 

“A part of Franklin’s Autobiography appears here in English for the first time” – Goodspeed

 

According to the Grolier American 100, Franklin’s ‘Memoirs’ is,

“The most widely read of all of the American autobiographies, ‘Memoirs’ holds the essence of the American way of life.”

 

Item number: #9283

Price: $750

 

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

 

Works of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin consisting of his life written by himself; together with essays, humorous, moral, and literary, chiefly in the manner of the spectator. In two volumes.

 

London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; volume 2
    • [7], 2-290
  • References: Ford 438. Howes F 323. Sabin 25600. ESTC N 26015.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.25in X 4.75in (18.5cm x 12cm)

 

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9283

Categories

Americana, American History

Medicine & Science

Authors

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete