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Benjamin Franklin, man of science.

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Juvenile literature.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPictures by Henry S. Gillette.
    SeriesLa Facette biography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE302.6.F8 E2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination145 p.
    Number of Pages145
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5819328M
    LC Control Number61005179
    OCLC/WorldCa1864517


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