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New in Special Collections: Benjamin Franklin’s best work

Special Collections’ newest acquisition for our History of Printing collection is a copy of M. T. Cicero’s Cato Major, printed by Benjamin Franklin in 1744. The text was translated by James Logan, a prominent colonial statesman and book collector. Logan served as mayor of Philadelphia and as Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and …

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Printed by B. Franklin

One of the newest acquisitions for the History of Printing Collection is this example from the press of Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia.  The work is a 1758 pamphlet entitled A Mite into the Treasury by Society of Friends (Quaker) minister David Hall.  Hall ran a school in Yorkshire, England, and was the author of many …

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