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A letter from a clergy-man in the country to a dignified clergy-man in London, vindicating the bill brought in the last sessions of Parliament for preventing the translation of bishops

Dictionaire universel, contenant generalement tous les mots françois tant vieux que modernes, et les termes de toutes les sciences & des arts ... et enfin les noms des auteurs qui ont traitté des matieres qui regardent les mots, expliquez avec quelques histoires, curiositez naturelles, & sentences morales qui seront rapportées pour donner des exemples de phrases & de constructions. Le tout extrait des plus excellens auteurs anciens et modernes by Antoine Furetière

His Majesties gracious letter and declaration sent to the House of Peers by Sir John Grenvil, kt. from Breda: and read in the House the first of May, 1660 by King Charles II

Journal du Licée de Londres, ou tableau de l'état présent des sciences et des arts en Angleterre by Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville

Dictionnaire des mots homonymes de la langue françoise : c'est-à-dire, dont la prononciation est la même, & la signification différente : avec la quantité sur les principales syllabes ... : ouvrage nécessaire aux etranger ... by Pierre-Thomas-Nicolas Hurtaut

The history of Lord North's administration to the dissolution of the thirteenth Parliament of Great Britain

An Answer to the Examiner's cavils against the Barrier treaty of 1709 to which are added the articles of the new Barrier treaty that relate to the Hanover succession, both in Latin and English

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Reviews23 reviews

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.

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Real nameBenjamin Franklin

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Mr. Franklin,
I share twelve books with you -- thirteen, if I include your excellent "Autobiography."
Regards, Betelgeuse
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