Benjamin Franklin

New York – This June 12th, Christie’s Books & Manuscripts department will be presenting two live sales: The Birth of Modern Business: Luca Pacioli’s Summa de Arithmetica (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000), a stand-alone sale of the original how-to guide for

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is delighted to announce that it has acquired a copy of Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg’s Petit Code de la raison humaine, a book printed in France by Benjamin Franklin in 1782. It is one of only four known surviving copies of the book, and it is believed to be the last full-length book Franklin ever printed. 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—December 12, 2014—Three extremely rare 18th-century type-metal blocks on

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NEW YORK—A strong selection of presidential autographs and

Bonhams will sell an archive of rare historical documents, coins and medals created and owned by Augustin Dupré, who was at the heart of the coin and medal design and mint operation for both Louis XVI and Napoleon Bonaparte as well as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.  

The collection will be on show at

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—December 17, 2013—We are delighted to announce that

New York—Swann Galleries’ auction of Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on Monday, October 17 offers Bibles, classics, law books, works on anesthesia and health maintenance, and a selection of books of Iberian interest from the library of the late Portuguese historian Alvaro Cassuto.

Among the nearly 20 Bibles offered are one of four known copies of the 1555 Salamanca Biblia
[ITHACA, NY] National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, hosted a Sunday, September 11th auction featuring a broad assortment of collectible books and ephemera, highlighted by the works of notable authors such as Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton. The 404-lot auction also featured a collection of rare antique atlases, antique Victorian lithographs, and items relating to the