Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; Consisting of His Life, Written by Himself, Together with Essays, Humourous, Moral & Literary.

New York: Samuel Campbell, 1794.

Price: $1,750.00

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Stated on the title as the Second American Edition. Frontispiece portrait engraved by Benjamin Tanner. v, [1], 206; 142pp. K1 and P4 torn with loss to lower corner affecting text. 12mo. Contemporary calf, worn. Browning and soiling, a few paper flaws and other faults. Evans 27009; ESTC W17369; Ford 443; Sabin 25601; cf. Grolier American 21.

Item #352852

"The most widely read of all American autobiographies ... this book holds the essence of the American way of life" (Grolier, American). First published in Paris in French in 1791, the first American edition appearing in New York in 1794 published by Tiebout & Obrian. Subsequent "Second American editions" appeared in New York (by Samuel Campbell) and in Philadelphia (by Benjamin Johnson).