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The examiner defended, in a fair and sober answer to the two and twenty questions which lately examined the author of Zeal examined, in this answer are (not unseasonably) touched, Christ's interest in this and all nations. Christ's interest, and the Commonweals, as to the present affairs. The true nature of all civil states. The nature of all civil magistracie, and of the civil sword. The title of Christian magistrate. National churches and covenants. The world of religions ...

His Majesties declaration to all his loving subjects, touching the causes & reasons that moved him to dissolve the two last Parliaments by King Charles II

A brief reply to the History of standing armies in England with some account of the authors by Daniel Defoe

Truth vindicated, or, A detection of the aspersions and scandals cast upon Sir Robert Clayton and Sir George Treby, Justices, and Slingsby Bethell and Henry Cornish, Esquires, sheriffs of the city of London, in a paper published in the name of Dr. Francis Hawkins, minister of the Tower, intituled, The confession of Edward Fitz-Harris, Esq., &c. the coppy of which paper is herewith printed for the readers clearer judgment in the case by Sir George Treby

The several informations of John Mac-Namarra, Maurice Fitzgerrald and James Nash: relating to the horrid popish plot in Ireland: together with the resolutions of the Commons in Parliament upon the said informations and message from the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament. Thursday the 6th of January, 1680 by John Macnamara

Collection académique : composée des mémoires, actes ou journaux des plus célébres académies & sociétés littéraires, des extraits des meilleurs ouvrages périodiques, des traités particuliers & des piéces fugitives les plus rares, concernant l'histoire naturelle et la botanique, la physique expérimentale et la chymie, la médecine et l'anatomie by Jean Berryat

Ces réflexions devoient, avec beaucoup d'autres faire suite aux considérations politiques; mais le tout n'étant pas encore rédifé, les circonstances du moment m'ont déterminé à faire paroîte cellesci sur-le-champ by Mignonneau

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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 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

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