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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin .
London : Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818
|Named Person:||Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Benjamin Franklin; William Temple Franklin; Henry Colburn; Charles Pye; John Swaine; Sidney Hall; Henry Stevens; Francis Bedford; Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Vol. 1: x, 449, lxxxviii p.,  leaf of plates : port.; v. 2: xxxiii, 449 p.,  leaf of plates : facsim.; v. 3: xvi, 570 p.,  leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., map.
Vol. 2 has additional t.p., with title and imprint: The private correspondence of Benjamin Franklin ... comprising a series of letters on miscellaneous, literary, and political subjects ; written between the years 1753 and 1790, illustrating the memoirs of his public and private life, and developing the secret history of his political transactions and negociations ... London : Printed for Henry Colburn, 1817.
Plate in v. 1 with portrait of Franklin engraved by Chas. Pye; plates in v. 3 engraved by Sidney Hall or John Swaine.
|Description:||3 volumes : illustrations, map ; 28 x 22 cm|
|Contents:||Vol. 1. Life --
v. 2. Private correspondence --
v. 3. Political, philosophical & miscellaneous.
|Responsibility:||written by himself to a late period ; and continued to the time of his death, by his grandson William Temple Franklin ; now first published from the original mss. comprising the private correspondence and public negotiations of Dr. Franklin, and a selection from his political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works.|