The Works of Benjamin Franklin; Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in any Former Edition and Many Letters Official and Private Not Hitherto Published; With Notes and a Life of the Author by Jared Sparks. Benjamin Franklin.

The Works of Benjamin Franklin; Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in any Former Edition and Many Letters Official and Private Not Hitherto Published; With Notes and a Life of the Author by Jared Sparks

Boston: Hilliard, Gray and Company, 1840. First edition thus. Hardcover. 10 vol. 4vo. [5], viii-xxxvi, [4], 612; [5], vi-ix, [2], 557, [5]; [5], viii-xiv, [3], 577, [3]; [4], viii-ix, [3], 539, [3]; [5], iv-xiii, [3], 578, [4]; [5], vi-xiii, [3], 516, [4]; [5], vi-xxii, [2], 568, [2]; [5], vi-xxii, [2], 554; [5], vi-xxi, [3], 550; [5], vi-xix, [3], 540, [3], 108-110, 199-200, [2] pp. All volumes bound in the original brown pebbled cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine. Illustrations are as follows: Vol. 1: 1840, frontispiece of Franklin; Vol. 2: 1836, frontispiece of Franklin (from the picture by D. Martin); Vol. 3: 1836, frontispiece of Franklin (from the original picture by Duplissus, plate darkened); Vol 4: 1837, frontipiece (plate darkened), plate facing p. 456 (darkened); Vol. 5: 1837, frontispiece facsimile of a letter by Franklin, plate facing p. 196, plate facing p. 372, plate facing p. 385, fold-out plate facing p. 442, many leaves uncut; Vol. 6: 1838, fold-out plate facing p. 46, plate facing p. 50, plate facing p. 102, plate facing p. 104, plate facing p.156, plate facing p. 248, plate facing p.420, fold-out plate facing p.494, fold-out chart of the Atlantic Ocean facing p. 504, fold-out plate facing p. 542, fold-out plate facing p. 560, many leaves uncut; Vol. 7: 1838, frontispiece engraving of Mrs. Franklin, many leaves uncut. Corrigenda in volume ten, many leaves uncut. Edited by Jared Sparks. The books were published in the following order: Volumes 2 and 3 in 1836, Volumes 4 and 5 in 1837, Volumes 6 and 7 in 1838, Volume 8 and Volume 9 in 1839, and Volume 10 and Volume 1 in 1840. Sabin 25606. An attractive set of this early 19th-century set of Franklin's works, uncommon in the original binding. Very Good. Item #00007966

A Very Good set with uniform sunning to the cloth on spines, gilt still bright, light rubbing and occasional minor blemishes to the cloth, and occasional scattered foxing throughout, but most leaves are very clean.

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