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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Experiments and Observations on Electricity

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
147
Sold for:
$22,140

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Experiments and Observations on Electricity. London: for David Henry, sold by Francis Newbery, 1769.
Fourth edition, expanded, quarto, illustrated with several relief-printed text illustrations and vignettes, and seven engraved plates extraneous to the collation, of which three are folding, plate II is torn; bound in full contemporary smooth calfskin, gold tooled spine and label; joints cracked, surface scratches to boards, end bands still intact, boards attached; text with the occasional spot, generally good, 9 x 7 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Franklin, London, David Henry, Francis Newbery

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