1773 1st ed Works of Ben Franklin Electricity Metaphysics Meteors Magnets

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

― Benjamin Franklin

 

PMM: “the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America

 

Known as one of the most important and prolific founding fathers of America, Benjamin Franklin wrote several works that have left a legacy in American history. In 1773, the works of Franklin were published (in French)  for the first time. It was, at the time of publishing, the most complete early edition of Franklin’s works of science, not just in French, but in any language. It included impressive illustrations depicting his science and social experiments. These works include studies on electricity and magnetism, art of swimming, meteors and astronomical wonders, medicines for common diseases, and much more.

 

This 1773 first French edition includes two volumes in one tome and features all twelve impressive illustrations.

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1773 1st ed Works of Ben Franklin Electricity Metaphysics Meteors Magnets

 

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

― Benjamin Franklin

 

PMM: “the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America

 

Known as one of the most important and prolific founding fathers of America, Benjamin Franklin wrote several works that have left a legacy in American history. In 1773, the works of Franklin were published (in French)  for the first time. It was, at the time of publishing, the most complete early edition of Franklin’s works of science, not just in French, but in any language. It included impressive illustrations depicting his science and social experiments. These works include studies on electricity and magnetism, art of swimming, meteors and astronomical wonders, medicines for common diseases, and much more.

 

This 1773 first French edition includes two volumes in one tome and features all twelve impressive illustrations.

 

Item number: #8685

Price: $2950

 

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

 

Oeuvres de M. Franklin : docteur ès loix, membre de l’Académie royale des sciences de Paris, des Société royales de Londeres & de Gottingue, des Sociétés philosophiques d’Edimbourg & de Rotterdam, président de la Société philosophique de Philadelphie, & résident à la Cour de la Grande Bretagne pour plusiers colonies brittaniques américaines

 

Paris : Chez Quillau l’aîné, chez Esprit, et l’auteur, 1773.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1
    • I – [4], xxii, [2], 338
      • 5 folding plates
    • II – [4], xiii, [3], 318, [2]
    • References: PMM 199
      • PMM: “the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11.25in X 9in (29cm x 23cm)
    • VERY RARE and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at $7500+

 

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8685

Categories

Americana, American History

Medicine & Science

Authors

FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete