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The Contents of a folio history of the Moravian of United Brethern, printed in 1749, and privately sold under the title of Acta fratrum unitatis in Anglia by John Wesley

Jus populi, or, A discourse wherein clear satisfaction is given as well concerning the right of subiects as the right of subjects, as the right of princes. Shewing how both are consistent, and where they border one upon the other. As also, what there is divine, and what there is humane in both: and whether is of more value and extent by Henry Parker

Lettres du cardinal d'Ossat, avec des notes historiques et politiques de Mr. Amelot de la Houssaie by Arnaud d' Ossat

Arrest du Conseil d'État du roi : qui ordonne que l'adjudicataire genéral des fermes, sera mis en possession de la perception des droits attribués aux communautés d'officiers établis sur les ports, quais, halles, marchés & chantiers de la ville de Paris et qui établit une caisse particulière, où sera versé le produit desdits droits, ... : du 6 février 1776 by France. Conseil d'État

Votes and proceedings of the General Assembly of the colony of New-Jersey ... Nov. 10, 1773, to March 11, 1774 by New Jersey General Assembly

Précis des recherches faites en France depuis l'année 1730 : pour la détermination des longitudes en mer, par la mesure artificielle du tems by Pierre Le Roy

Ten quæres upon the ten new commandements of the general council of the officers of the armies, Decemb. 22, 1659 by William Prynne

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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.

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

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Real nameBenjamin Franklin

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