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Certain weighty considerations humbly tendered and submitted to the consideration of such of the members of the High Court of Justice for tryal of the King, as they shall be presented unto by Joshua Sprigg

Considerations on the leather trade of Great Britain. : Containing, an account of the losses which the landed as well as trading interests suffer by the exportation of unmanufactured British leather by Joseph Massie

Description d'une machine nouvelle de dynamique, inventée par Mr. G. Atwood ... au moyen de laquelle on rend très aisément sensibles le loix du mouvement des corps en ligne, droite, & en rotation: les velocités communiquées part le choc des corps elastiques et non-elastiques: la resistance des fluides, &c. &c. Avec un précis des expériences rélatives à la premiere, espece de mouvement by João Jacinto de Magalhães

Plan ter furneeringe van de noodigen gelden, tot den spoedigen Aanleg, de Equiperinge en het Onderhoud, van een of meerder Kloeke, wel Bemande, wel Gecommandeerde en wel Bezeylde Kaaper Scheepen, ten dienste en voordeele eener Kaap-Reederye, ten Comptoire van de Banquiers Jacques Bergeon, & Compagnie als Directeurs derselve, Binnen's Graven hagen opgerecht in de Maand Jannuary 1781

Absalom and Achitophel. A poem by John Dryden

An abstract of the act for granting an aid to her Majesty by divers subsidies and a land tax by England and Wales (Parliament)

Ueber die Unzulässigkeit des Büchernachdrucks nach dem natürlichen Zwangrecht by Martin Ehlers

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TagsPolitics and Government (273), Great Britain (238), Parliament (156), United States (147), History (125), Poetry (113), Church of England (88), Sermons (87), Medicine (82), Electricity (76) — see all tags

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About meBenjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 – 17 April 1790), Pennsylvania printer, author, inventor, ambassador, scientist, statesman, abolitionist. Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, a founder of the Library Company of Philadelphia and of the first fire department in Pennsylvania, among many other accomplishments.

About my libraryFranklin's extensive library is documented in Edwin Wolf 2nd and Kevin J. Hayes, The Library of Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society and Library Company of Philadelphia, 2006 (available digitally here and for sale at the APS webpage) and used to create this LT catalog with the permission of the author and the publishers (American Philosophical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia).

A complete introduction to Franklin's library, including information on the travels taken by the books following Franklin's death, is in Wolf and Hayes, pp. 3-56.

Wolf and Hayes have created extensive annotations for the titles in Franklin's library; those are included in the Comments field for each record in Franklin's LT catalog. Elements generally provided include the catalog number, format, binding, signatures and marginalia (including Franklin's own shelfmarks), detailed provenance information, and the current location of Franklin's copy, if known. A list of the institutional abbreviations used in the book is available here. Further abbreviations, usually for sources, are in Wolf and Hayes, pp. 875-880.

Where the present location of Franklin's copy is known, the catalog number (Wolf and Hayes _) will be followed by an asterisk in parentheses. Where the edition or work is unclear, the catalog number will be followed by a question mark in parentheses.

Reviews: Franklin's reviews have been taken from the Wolf and Hayes annotations, and are usually drawn from either Franklin's correspondence or his Autobiography.

Tags: Wolf and Hayes provide subject-based tag information for most titles, which are included here with minor adjustments as necessary. Where no tags were included, similar tags were added.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please contact Libraries of Early America coordinator Jeremy Dibbell.

GroupsBenjamin Franklin's LT Catalog, Legacy Libraries, Libraries of Early America

Real nameBenjamin Franklin

LocationPhiladelphia, PA

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