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[cover title] The Wilson portrait of Franklin; Earl Grey's gift to the nation. by  Charles Henry Hart - 1906 - from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)  (SKU: 10917)

[cover title] The Wilson portrait of Franklin; Earl Grey's gift to the nation.

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[cover title] The Wilson portrait of Franklin; Earl Grey's gift to the nation.

by Hart, Charles Henry

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Philadelphia, 1906. 8vo. Frontis., 409–416..

Paper on the portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted from life by Benjamin Wilson in 1759. This portrait was taken from Franklin's home in Philadelphia, in July 1778, by Major Andre during the British occupation of the city. In April 1906, it was returned to the United States from England by Earl Grey, who was appointed Governor General of Canada, who presented it as a gift to the White House. Today, it hangs in the White House Treaty Room, the Presidential study on the second floor. Reprinted from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, October, 1906. Frontispiece portrait with protective tissue guard. Original brown wrappers, slightly chipped and separating along spine, small chips at corners and fore-edges. Pages 409–410 torn cleanly in inner margin and separating.

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Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
10917
Title
[cover title] The Wilson portrait of Franklin; Earl Grey's gift to the nation.
Author
Hart, Charles Henry
Book condition
Used
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1906
Size
8vo. Frontis., 409–416.

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The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co. (PRB&M/SessaBks), LLC, offers “Early Books of Europe & the Americas – Other Rarities as Chance may Supply,” and the partners like to observe that its typical book is “interesting for more than one reason.” Established in 1984 and now located on the wide parade ground of a former U.S. Army Arsenal in a historic “Officers’ Quarters” building dating in its oldest part from 1820, the shop is open to visitors by appointment and additionally keeps “Open House” most Saturdays 12 (noon) to 4. Up front, two large bookrooms offer the shop’s early, antiquarian books, while old porches and other areas offer the browsable stocks of its “SessaBks” division — the “medium rare” and the “good used.” Visitors must plan to call for reservations and directions as the partners are not always available and different Arsenal entry gates are open depending on what day or time it is, while GPS will NOT get guests all the way to PRB&M’s door within the “compound.”“Our Bottom Line”: We pride ourselves on the intrinsic interest of our material,the accuracy of our cataloguing, and the integrity of our dealings. We aim, simply, to place good books and manuscripts where they will be zestfully used and possessed with satisfaction.

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