Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Now First Collected and Arranged: With memoirs of his early life, written by himself.

Rare Second Edition of The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Now First Collected and Arranged: With memoirs of his early life, written by himself.

FRANKLIN, Benjamin.

Item Number: 117678

London: J. Johnson & Co, 1806.

Rare second edition of the complete works of Benjamin Franklin. Octavo, 3 volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, morocco spine labels, engraved frontispiece to volume one, each volume with an engraved title page, folding map in volume two and thirteen engraved plates, ten of which are folding. In near fine condition. A very nice set.

Hailed as the "first great American" by historian Frederick Jackson Turner, America's "first philosopher" by David Hume and "one of the most sensible men that ever lived" by Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, in both his life and writings, "held true to a fundamental ideal with unwavering and at times heroic fortitude: a faith in the wisdom of the common citizen" (Isaacson, 478-93).

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