London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790). Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America ... to which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects, London: for David Henry and sold by Francis Newbery, 1769.
4° (250 x 190mm.), 7 engraved plates by T. Jeffers, T. Hulett, and B. Cole, several wood-engraved illustrations (lacking half title, title partially detached, second plate with small marginal tear, some spotting and browning throughout, margins frayed), contemporary calf-backed boards (covers detached, worn).
Fourth edition of Franklin's most important scientific publication. Ford 307; Howes F320; Sabin 25506; Wellcome III, 62.
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