Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. Literary Magazine.
Published as the Act directs 1. Feb 1791, by C. Forster, No.41, Poultry.
Engraving, small margins. Plate 177 x 114mm. 7 x 4½".
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a noted polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751. After a terracotta bust by J.J. Caflieri, 1777, at the Bibliotheque Mazarin, Paris.
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