Item #40363 Correspondance In‚dite et Secrete du Docteur B. Franklin, Ministre Pl‚nipotentiaire des Fltats-Unis d'Am‚rique pres la cour de France, Depuis l'Ann‚e 1753 jusqu'en 1790; offrant, en trois parties completes et bien distinctes, 1. Les M‚moires de Sa Vie Priv‚e; 2. Les Causes Premieres de la R‚volution d'Am‚rique; 3. L histoire des Diverses N‚gociations entre l'Angleterre, La France et les Etats-Unis. Publi‚e, pour la premiere fois, en France, avec des notes, additions, etc. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.

Correspondance In‚dite et Secrete du Docteur B. Franklin, Ministre Pl‚nipotentiaire des Fltats-Unis d'Am‚rique pres la cour de France, Depuis l'Ann‚e 1753 jusqu'en 1790; offrant, en trois parties completes et bien distinctes, 1. Les M‚moires de Sa Vie Priv‚e; 2. Les Causes Premieres de la R‚volution d'Am‚rique; 3. L histoire des Diverses N‚gociations entre l'Angleterre, La France et les Etats-Unis. Publi‚e, pour la premiere fois, en France, avec des notes, additions, etc.

Paris. Janet Pere, Libraire-Editeur. M.DCCC.XVII. [1817]. 8vo, 19.3cm, the First French edition, in 2 volumes, vi,542 & viii,480pp., v1 - engraved frontis portrait, with tissue guard, v2 : folding facsimile letter., text illustration, in full panelled brown calf, gilt ruled raised bands, blind decorations in the panels, crushed crimson morocco labels, blind decorated specked toned darker panels on the boards, original marbled edges, an attractive period style binding, complete with half-titles and tables of contents. (amp). Item #40363

Sabin 25497. BNF., Ford 550364. This edition caused a flurry in the French press when it was issued shortly before the edition published by Temple Franklin, Benjamin's grandson. Ford writes." "This is a piracy of Vols. V and VI of Duane's edition, edited by Charles Malo, who was somewhat assisted by MM. Cohen and Breton. Upon the appearance of the first volume, the publisher of the French edition of the "Private Correspondence" announced their edition, with the statement that this work was incomplete. Malo replies in the preface to the second volume, and virtually charges Temple Franklin with being the "assassin" of his grandfather's memory." A fascinating glimpse into the years just before and after the American Revolution, by the inventor, scientist, publisher and political visionary.

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