Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Oeuvres de M. Franklin. Paris: Chez Quillau, Esprit, et L'Auteur, 1783.
Third French edition, with the inclusion of hitherto unpublished material, two volumes bound as one, illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Franklin, and twelve additional full-paged engravings, bound in full contemporary French calfskin, with sponged decorations on both boards, and a gilt-tooled and lettered spine; boards quite rubbed, both endcaps chipped with wear, front board lacking a short strip of leather, bottom corner quite worn, joints cracks, boards still attached, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
This work includes Franklin's famous contributions to our understanding of electricity, and illustrations of some of his other famous inventions, including the Franklin stove and his "armonica," or glass harmonica.
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