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1 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN (FALCONER, WILLIAM) The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. Late Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to France. Originally Written by Himself, and Now Translated from the French. Bound with a Copy of William Falconer's ‘The Shipwreck'
London Printed for J. Parsons 1793 
First Edition - British. Octavo, late 19th-century three-quarter brown calf, of which the spine has been rebacked with the original leather and lettering retained, and with the original boards. With two unobtrusive ownership signatures. Uniformly very good condition with a scattering of foxing and slight evidence of use. The title page includes the following: “To which are added some account of his public life, a variety of anecdotes concerning him, by M.M. Brissot, Condorcet, Rochefoucault, Le Roy, etc. And the eulogem of M. Fauchet, Constitutional Bishop of the Department of Calvados, and a member of the National Convention. This English expanded edition of Benjamin Franklin's renowned and widely read autobiography, originally published in Paris in 1791, a year after his death, is an eloquent, often humorous, practical, and astute observation of the social, political, and cultural spirit of his time. He wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, picked it up again in 1784-85 while he was living in Paris, and completed it in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin concludes his writing in 1757 when he was 51 years old. Bound in is a 147 page copy of William Falconer's best-selling poem ‘The Shipwreck,' published in London, printed for T. Cadell, in 1769, third edition, corrected. Falconer was a merchant seaman, and had survived a shipwreck as a young man, only to suffer another accident at sea in 1769, and drowned. 
Price: 8500.00 USD
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2 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter
New York Scribners 1908 
First Printing of the Revised & Expanded Edition. Ink price upper right corner of half-title, very good without a dust jacket. Illustrated. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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