FRANKLIN ON THE COLONIES, THE STAMP ACT, WEALTH AND WEATHER
FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces. London, 1779. First edition, octavo issue, of this major collection of Franklin's writings, many printed here for the first time, containing his powerful testimony before Parliament in 1766, in which his eloquent answers to questions about the Stamp Act and other incendiary measures made Franklin "the foremost spokesman for the American cause," printed with "substantially the same setting of type" as same year's quarto issue, with frontispiece portrait of Franklin, especially scarce in contemporary calf. $12,500.