Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1795.
The first edition printed in France. 12mo. (vi), 181p, (ii, Epitaph), blank, (i, contents). Text in English and French. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the flat spine with black title label and period gilt ornamentation, the covers with triple fillet borders, dotted ruled board edges, dentelles. Some rubbing to joints, but quite sound, very good or better. Item #20823
Additional titles: LETTRES DE FRANKLIN. DIALOGUE ENTRE LA GOUTRE ET FRANKLIN. QUELQUES MOTS SUR l'AMERIQUE. AVIS A CEUX QUI VOUDROIENT ALLER S'ETABLIR DANS CETTE CONTREE. Dr. FRANKLIN'S EPITAPH.
First appearance of the "Dialogue Entree la Gout et Franklin".
With a bookplate that appears to be of the Odescalchi family, an Italian noble family of princely rank. With three purple ink stamps of Luigi Germano, Alessandria.
"The prettiest edition yet printed" (Ford 135)
"Beautifully printed. The letters to Franklin above mentioned are private, and addressed to Madame**, dated Passy, 1778 and 1779" (Sabin 25596).