Experiments and observations on electricity, made at Philadelphia in America by Benjamin Franklin

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Statementby Mr. Benjamin Franklin and communicated in several letters to Mr. P. Collinson, of London, F.R.S.
ContributionsCave, Edward, 1691-1754, printer, Jefferys, Thomas, -1771, engraver, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, former owner, Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836, former owner, Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 86, [2] p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
Number of Pages86
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Open LibraryOL26229113M
OCLC/WorldCa519200063

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