The Life of Benjamin Franklin containing the autobiography by Benjamin Franklin

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Published by Blakeman & Mason in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementwith notes and a continuation, by Jared Sparks
ContributionsSparks, Jared, 1789-1866
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 612 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages612
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24605408M

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