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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin - Hardcover - 1916 - from Reagan's Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

Condition: Very Good


Garden City Publishing Co, 1916. Hardcover. Very Good. BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN 3/4 LEATHER WITH BRIGHT GILT RULE TO BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS AND NO FOXING. 346 PAGES, BOOK MEASURES 8"x5.5". 102 YEARS OLD. ATTRACTIVE LEATHER BINDING IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.




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