Paris: Quillau, Esprit, 1773.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #044544
The first French edition of the works of Benjamin Franklin, with some material never before published ("The friendship of the author for me has induced him to draw from his portfolio some papers which had not yet appeared, to enrich the French edition - preface - from Sabin 25606. Contemporary acid calf, worn, hinges weak but holding, dampstain in the gutter affecting the title, frontis first few pages, and the seven plates bound at the rear. Scattered browning and light stains, a few old pen marks, mostly quite clean. . 12 plates including the frontis, 2 parts in 1. xxii, errata, 338pp; (iv), xiii, errata, 318pp, privilege leaf. Size: Quarto (4to). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Americana. Inventory No: 044544.