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Life of Benjamin Franklin

embracing anecdotes illustrative of his character.

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Published by Lindsay and Blakiston in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEmbellished with engravings.
    SeriesBiographical school series
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[3] ., iii-viii, 9-208 p.
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22885280M


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