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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Unmutilated and Correct Version by  John  Benjamin; Bigelow - Hardcover - 1927 - from Yesterday's Muse Books (SKU: 2311469)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Unmutilated and Correct Version

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Unmutilated and Correct Version

by Franklin, Benjamin; Bigelow, John

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  • hardcover
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, 1927. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Corners a bit rubbed, boards faintly soiled, ink date and owner bookplate of Robert N. Cherry on front flyleaf. 1927 Half-Leather. iv, 325 pp. 8vo. No binder's ticket, but appears to be a contemporary custom rebinding: blue leather spine and corners over blue cloth, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, new end sheets. "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 an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Yesterday's Muse Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2311469
Title
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Unmutilated and Correct Version
Author
Franklin, Benjamin; Bigelow, John
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1927
Keywords
CLASSICS BIOGRAPHY HISTORY AUTOBIOGRAPHY AMERICAN HISTORY

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Yesterday's Muse Inc. is an independent used & rare bookseller that has been in operation for over 15 years. We opened our first 'brick and mortar' storefront in December of 2008 in our hometown of Webster, NY.Owner Jonathan Smalter is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), former vice president of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), both of which are trade organizations created to promote ethical online selling practices, and to encourage continuing education among fellow booksellers. He is also a 2011 graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS). He has nearly 20 years of experience in the book trade, during which time he has become adept at evaluating used and collectible books.

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined by AB... [More]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
Cloth
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top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
bookplate
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