See all books authored by benjamin franklin, including the autobiography of benjamin franklin, and the autobiography and other writings on politics, economics, and virtue, and more on. Franklin bibliography, 524 nuc pre1956 nf 0338993 v. If were missing any benjamin franklin books or quotes. When james was discharged he was prohibited from printing the courant so it was advertised as printed by benjamin franklin. But the portrait of ben franklin the publisher is frequently forgotten or understated. The almanack was a best seller in the american colonies printing up to 10,000 copies a year. For most people, franklins fame as a writer and printer rests on poor richards almanack which is commonly recognized for the wit and wisdom spun by franklin under the pseudonym richard saunders. Selected special collections benjamin franklin collection papers and publications of benjamin franklin, 850 volumes. A collection of devotional tracts, printed by benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin, the printer benjamin franklin historical. Penn libraries is now home to a very rare copy of whats believed to be the final book printed by university founder benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin books, biography, quotes read print. An american life and millions of other books are available for instant access.
Index of the project gutenberg works of benjamin franklin benjamin franklin 21 downloads. Download poor richards almanac benjamin franklin pdf. Franklin considered it a vehicle of instruction for common people who could not afford books, a literature for the masses. This newspaper, among other firsts, would print the first political cartoon, authored by ben himself. Benjamin franklin collection selected special collections. It is one of only four known surviving copies of the book, and it is believed to be the last fulllength book he ever printed. Founded in 1731 by benjamin franklin as a library, the library company of philadelphia has accumulated one of the most significant collections of historically valuable manuscripts and printed material in the united states. Brownell, a 20th century descendant of one of benjamin franklin s early teachers. Indian treaties printed by benjamin franklin philadelphia. A collection of devotional tracts was printed by benjamin franklin and david hall in 1760.
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The first printing of franklins humorous epitaph franklin, benjamin ames, nathaniel. Including the private as well as the official and scientific correspondence together with the unmutilated and correct version of the autobiography, volume 7. Download the ebook poor richards almanac benjamin franklin in pdf or epub format and read it directly on your mobile phone, computer or any device. The story of benjamin and his discovery with electricity there once was a great scientist and his name was benjamin franklin. Mar 31, 2020 a guide to printed books in the uh libraries special collections, plus resources for learning more about printing history. Indian treaties printed by benjamin franklin, 17361762 by, 1938, historical society of pennsylvania edition, in english. Benjamin franklin founded the ideal of the american polymath. This article was originally published in the penn current, 06042015. During the 1730s and 1740s he launched projects to pave, clean and light philadelphias streets. Franklin published newspapers, almanacs, and pamphlets at his own risk quite often, but only rarely did he publish a book, because of the greater investment in paper and binding that books entailed. Search results for bookprinted material, benjamin franklin.
Much more common in older books printed on handmade papers with a high rag content than in books printed on manufactured papers made from wood pulp with a higher acidic content. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Benjamin franklin was a printer, publisher, author, inventor, scientist, and diplomat. Indian treaties printed by benjaminfranklin, 17361762. The autobiography of benjamin franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by benjamin franklin from 1771 to 1790. Benjamin franklin books list of books by benjamin franklin.
Franklins famous diagram of his method for recording faults was first written in a paper notebook, but it wore out with constant erasure, so he copied the diagram in red ink on ivory. Benjamin franklin was born on milk street, in boston, massachusetts, on january 17, 1706, and baptized at old south meeting house. So you really have a very nice and early representation of a printing by benjamin franklin. Philadelphia, american philosophical society, 1974 ocolc745179439. A collection of devotional tracts, printed by benjamin. Penns acquisition of rare book printed by benjamin franklin. This first edition by benjamin franklin is available at bauman rare books. This is one of eight separate sections printed by franklin that was disbound. Were not finished writing the benjamin franklin biography yet. One of the pieces published in june 1722 offended the assembly and james was jailed for two weeks for contempt as he did not disclose the author. Lorraine pangle is a political science professor at the university of texas at austin and codirector of the thomas jefferson center, a jmc partner program. Indian treaties printed by benjamin franklin, 17361762 1938. An elaborate production in facsimile of these franklin printings from the 1730s and 1740s here in a limited edition with a signed presentation to the half title by e. If winston churchill, by popular acclaim, was the greatest englishman, ben franklin was the greatest american.
From 1728 to 1748, franklin printed just sixteen books at his own risk and expense that we know were issued bound. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. The autobiography of benjamin franklin project gutenberg. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. In 1731 books were scarce and very expensive, benjamin franklin created the nations first.
Benjamin franklin he made people aware college hall, philadelphia of the importance of keeping their city, there houses, including their bedrooms, clean and tidy. An american life paperback bargain price, june 1, 2004. Lorraine pangle, author of the political philosophy of benjamin franklin, offers a guide to the best books out there on ben franklin. Benjamin franklin and the first balloons benjamin franklin 22 downloads. They were printed annually once a year and contained weather reports, recipes and. Books by benjamin franklin author of the autobiography of. Ames 1771 almanack, containing the first known printing of the most famous of american epitaphs mark van doren. He was one of seventeen children born to josiah franklin, and one of ten born by josiahs second wife, abiah folger. Indian treaties printed by benjamin franklin, 17361762. Papers and publications of benjamin franklin, 850 volumes. In 1729, benjamin franklin bought a newspaper, the pennsylvania gazette.
Hakes benjamin franklin printed book the confession of. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. The autobiography of benjamin franklin yale nota bene by benjamin franklin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks. The library company of philadelphia lcp is a nonprofit organization based in philadelphia. Among benjamin s siblings were his older brother james and his younger sister jane. Statesman, scientist, philosopher, printer, and civic leader, benjamin franklin was also the most powerful writer of his time. The way to wealth by benjamin franklin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. But benjamin franklins accomplishments were far greater. Memoirs of benjamin franklin catalog record electronic resource available volume 1 has engraved frontispiece with portrait of franklin and facsimile of his signature signed. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Acknowledgment introduction by carl van doren indian affairs in pennsylvania, 17361762 by j. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Dialogue between franklin and the gout benjamin franklin 6 downloads.
He was a statesman through and through, performing roles as theorist, diplomat, and governor. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. One of the foremost of the founding fathers, he helped draft the declaration of independence and was one of its signers, he represented the united states in france during the american revolution, and he was a delegate to the constitutional convention. William clarence william, 1914benjamin franklins philadelphia printing, 17281766. Its success brought wealth to benjamin franklin, the printer. Printed books bibliography union lists union lists. Exceptional original manuscript document in a secretarial hand, a deed conveying a lot of ground in the city of philadelphia whereon the old gaol and workhouse lately stood to one martin baish, for the price or sum of one thousand pounds lawful silver money of. The collection represents the material taken to london by william franklin to prepare his three volume work. The private life of the late benjamin franklin, ll.
Benjamin franklin books list of books by author benjamin. He was considered the most accomplished printer in colonial america. Benjamin franklin, 1796, rare in original boards franklin, benjamin. Franklin comes across as a cheerful, honest, curious man whose main desire in life is to improve himself and the world around him. Lorraine pangle is a political science professor at the university of texas at austin and codirector of the thomas jefferson center. From his first appearance in print, in the guise of the eccentric, opinionated, voluble silence dogood 1722, to his last published article, a searing satire against slavery 1790, he covered every aspect of the question of america with radiant clarity. Founded in 1731 by benjamin franklin as a library, the library company of philadelphia has accumulated one of the most significant collections of historically valuable manuscripts and printed material in the united states the current collection size is about. Benjamin franklin rare books and first editions at bauman. Born january 17, 1706 1906 mead and company dodd on. Benjamin franklin, memoirs of the life and writings of benjamin franklin london. Apr, 2020 benjamin franklin was a printer, publisher, author, inventor, scientist, and diplomat. Franklin not only printed the paper, but often contributed pieces to the paper under aliases.
Benjamin franklin quotes author of benjamin franklin. Printed for henry colburn, british and foreign public library, 1818, vol. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle. A guide to printed books in the uh libraries special collections, plus resources for learning more about printing history. Period laid paper shows light toning most notable in the upper left quadrant. Penn acquires rare book printed by ben franklin penn libraries. If you love benjamin, join us on facebook and well keep you updated on franklins progress. Boyd indian treaties printed by benjamin franklin, 17361762 bibliographical notes and census p. If you have tid bits about benjamin franklins life that would be useful in writing the biography, email us. Benjamin franklin 17061790 was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, a founding father and a leading figure of early american history. I wish he had kept writing past 1757, but what he wrote is uplifting and enjoyable. Printed books printed books 1450present research guides. His newspaper soon became the most successful in the colonies. Penn acquires rare book printed by ben franklin penn.139 1354 956 1003 13 222 506 966 67 59 1063 56 1306 13 283 488 143 1348 285 178 395 1246 688 1236 289 1396 757 280 939 434 495 818 1040 1511 50 314 1315 1248 1290 110 85 453 1224 63 182 590 599 1014 284