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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces., Franklin, Benjamin
1 Franklin, BenjaminPolitical, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces.
London: J. Johnson, 1779. 8vo, half-leather, marbled boards, black label with gilt titles and ribbed lines on spine. 565 pp. plus 8-page Addenda and Corragenda. 1st edition thus. [Published earlier that year in an exceedingly rare 4to format] This definitive collection of Franklin essays, many printed here for the first time, is the only edition of Franklin's political and philosophical writings printed during his lifetime. The collection was edited by his friend Benjamin Vaughan with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' [Addenda & Corrigenda] made by him for it. Published in London while Franklin was serving as America's ambassador, the work includes many of his writings on the colonial rebellion and British measures leading up to it. Lacking the portrait frontispiece portrait prepared for the 4to edition and found in some copies of the 8vo but with the three scientific plates (one folding), and folding table. Good+:Front hinge lightly cracked, end papers soiled; 19th century bookseller seal [T. Connlly - Dublin] on front pastedown. Light-moderate wear overall with rubbing to spine and extremities. Text block and plates clean and tight with light scattered foxing, An extremely good copy overall. [Ford 342. Howes F330. Sabin 25565.]. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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Liberty and the Great Libertarians, Sprading, Charles T.
2 Sprading, Charles T.Liberty and the Great Libertarians
Los Angeles: Self-published, 1913. 1st edition; a nearly pristine copy in very scarce dust jacket. Los Angeles, published by the author, 1913. An anthology on liberty. Among the authors from whom passages have been selected are: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart Mill, Emerson, Thoreau, Ingersoll, Henry George, Bernhard Shaw, Oliver Shreiner, and Maria Montessori. A very small binding blemish at bottom of spine; rear end-papers discolored. D/w is near fine; chips at top and bottom of spine.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Crock of Gold, Stephens, James
3 Stephens, JamesThe Crock of Gold
London: MacMillan and Co, 1926. First thus, Thomas MacKenzie. Illustrated by Thomas MacKenzie. First thus. Special limited edition, printed on hand made paper, limited to 525 copies and signed by Stephens. 228pp, with 12 full color plates, with captions on opposite page, plus decorative headings and tailpieces. Original quarter vellum and blue paper boards, gilt title to spine. Deckled edges with some browning to edges, plus small amount of age toning on occasional pages. Otherwise a fine copy; toning to end papers; light damp-stain to front end papers not affecting text beyond; light discoloration at bottom of spine. Internally clean, tight, and essentially flawless. In good paper d/w with several edge nicks and damp-stain upper front right and across lower back third; not affecting the book itself.. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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