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. Published from tthe Originals by His Grandson William Temple Franklin. Two volume set.
London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1817. Second edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #018703
Two volume set. Rebacked in 1980 with new paper-covered spines and printed labels, retaining the original paper-covered boards which are moderately soiled and worn. Illustrated with a folding plate which is a facsimile of Franklin's handwriting. Minor foxing scattered lightly throughout the text. A very small spot of staining to the top edge of several pages, and one page with a repaired chip, not affecting the text. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on the inside front covers. Vol. I: xxiv, 486 pages. Vol. II: xi, 480 pages including several pages of publisher's advertisement. Second edition, with additions. Sabin 25571.