[FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790.]
The Private Life of the late Benjamin Franklin.... Originally written by Himself, and now Translated from the French. London: J. Parsons, 1793. xvi, 324 pp. 8vo (210 x 125 mm). 19th century half sheep. A few smudges, ownership inscription erased from title, lightly rubbed.
First edition in English. First published in France in 1791. The publication of two competing English translations was delayed to give William Temple Franklin time to release his own complete edition of his grandfather's works, but after two years the English publishers gave up waiting. Howes F323; Sabin 25573.
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