New Haven: Printed and bound by the Lakeside Press for Yale University Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; lxxxviii, 400, (i), index, colophon; color frontispiece portrait of Franklin, a folding color plate of the view of Philadelphia by Petre Cooper and the complete facsimile of the first impression of the first almanac f Poor Richard and other plates; brown buckram lettered in gilt in a dust jacket;. Near fine / very good. Item #18605
Beautifully printed by the Lakeside Press and worth owning for the Poor Richard facsimile alone. "This is the first volume to come from a great scholarly undertaking, the assembly and editing of Benjamin Franklin's complete writings and correspondence. It contains more than three times as much material as the Smyth edition for this period, from Franklin's birth in 1706 to the end of 1734. It shows the young Franklin of Boston and Philadelphia as a man of letters-essayist, journalist, pamphleteer-and as a rising young printer." Jacket blurb.