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Publisher: London: J. Johnson: 1779
Seller ID: 022102
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 ... View more info
Publisher: Franklin Mint: 1978
Edition: 1st ed.
Inscription: Signed on title page.
Seller ID: s180622x
Full morocco binding, gilt and embossed. Published several days before the trade issue, this is the true first edition. Issued as a limited edition only to members of the First Edition Society, but the number of copies printed is unknown. A fine, pristine copy, with the 8-page ‘Publisher’s Notes’ pamphlet laid in. Signed after publication by Matthiessen on the half-title page. Signed copies of this edition are quite scarce. View more info
By: Stephens, James
Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co: 1926
Edition: First thus
Seller ID: 022023
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-stai... View more info