The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, volume 5. Leonard W. Labaree, eds Whitfield J. Bell Jr.

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, volume 5

New Haven, Ct. Yale University Press, 1962. Hardcover. xxvi, 575 p.: frontispiece and 9 in-text and full-page illustrations, including map and portraits; 24 cm. Brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and volume number, the latter within an ornamental vignette against a red background; gilt-stamped vignette on front cover. No dust jacket. Top page edges red. Includes index. First Edition. Covers the period from July 1, 1753, through March 31, 1755. Among Franklin's correspondents are Peter Collinson, James Hamilton, Cadwallader Colden, James Alexander, Edward Shippen, William Smith, Richard Peters, Thomas Penn, William Shirley, James Bowdoin, George Whitefield, Ezra Stiles, and William Strahan. Also includes proceedings of the Albany Conference; the deed of trust for the Loganian Library; and a Plan for Settling Two Western Colonies. In Near Fine Condition: corners lightly rubbed; pages clean and tight. Near Fine. Item #002543

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