Robinson: London Robinson: London, Title vignette portrait, 7 x 4.
Still, a fairly bright copy of this odd volume. From: David M. Contemporary sheep [rubbed, front endpapers loose] laid down over original sheep. Small bookplate on front pastedown, small rubberstamp on verso of title page. Text tanned, scattered foxing and spotting.
Some wormholes through last two leaves with loss of several words. Evans Published by Published by E. Duyckinck, New York About this Item: Published by E. Duyckinck, New York, Leather bound. Early printing. Preface by Richard Price. Printed by J.
Brown leather with gilt lettered maroon title label on spine. Among which are several not inserted in any American edition. Published by Henry Colburn, London About this Item: Henry Colburn, London, Frontispiece, Plate illustrator. Xii, Pp. Lyon From: Main St. Lyon, No Jacket.
The Essays, Humorous, Moral and Literary of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Lyon Fairhaven Vermont Leather binding intact and tight. First and last several pages have some water marks otherwise paper is toned but not foxed. Saw 1 page torn at bottom and 1 is missing small section. Has page 43 number on page Photos look worse than real life. Published by Samuel Campbell, New York Second American Edition. Rebacked in contemporary leather, with gold titles on the spine. Leather covers show light edgewear and rubbing, but still quite bright.
New endpapers. The frontispiece a bust portrait of Franklin is missing from volume I.
Works Dr Benjamin Franklin, Consisting Essays, Humorous, Moral, Literary: His Life, Written Himself
Pages unmarked except for endemic browning and sporadic spotting throughout. The copyright section of the volume I title page reads: "Vol. Volume I comprises pages, followed by the volume II title page and then pages.
Following the end of volume II is a 2-page table of contents that covers both volumes. A beautifully restored copy of this famous autobiography. Lyon, Fairhaven Lyon, Fairhaven, Full leather, black label, covers are scuffed, hinges solid, 2 pages are missing the bottom corner. Condition: Poor. Fr paste-down incl's handwritten note by G urdon Grovenor dated , a survivor of Quantrill's raid in Lawrence, KS whose house was burned to the ground and who would have been killed if the border ruffian's pistol had not misfired, indicating the book belonged to his father, whose name is written on bk paste-down.
Both were descendants of John Grovenor, who emigrated to the colonies in , settling in Roxbury, MA. While trying to confirm the prior identification of this book, I was amazed by the insights gained reading an early edition of a founding father's perceptions in his own words. Insights I never acquired reading subsequent works that, although perhaps historically accurate, failed to convey the same wit, wisdom and honesty presented in the original.
Biblio ref's, Paul L Ford, Sabin Published by Johnson and Warner.
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Philadelphia About this Item: Johnson and Warner. Philadelphia, Hardcover, pages. Leather spine attached and leather front cover present but detached.
Works of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin First Edition Rare
No rear cover. No title page or frontispages. The first page present is the first page of the Autobiography. Autobiography runs to pages. Then, there is another title page for the Essays, though the pagination continues at and runs to the end. There are pages missing at the end.
The text runs out a paragraph from the end of the essay, "Final Speech of Dr. Franklin in the late Federal Convention. A rare Philadelphia imprint of the unofficial translation of Franklin's Autobiography. Other editions, including some earlier ones, were printed in NY and VT, by other printers. Some of them have a portrait of Franklin; this one does not. Text block tight. Pages toned from age, but not foxed or otherwise damaged. Corners of the final three pages dogeared.
Please email for photos. Seller Inventory Fred-W From: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd.
Third Edition. I: Life. II: Life. In 4 vols. I: xii,pp. II: pp. III: xxiv,pp. IV: iii-xii,pp. Rebound gray leatherette bound. All edges partly sunned. Front fly leaf of Vol. Small spotted on title page of II-IV. Pages sunned. I]: Frontispece pasted on front ep. Rear fly leaf sl.
Title page partly sunned. Gutter of rear ep.
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II]: Margin of pp. III]: Title page sl. Pencil line on some pages. IV]: Title page sl.
Margind of P. Published by W. Falconer, Glasgow Franklin, in the last letter I received from him, after mentioning his age and infirmi. Ties, observes, that it has been kindly ordered by the Author of nature, that, as we draw near er the conclusion of life, we are furnished with more helps to wean us from it, among which, one of the strongest is the loss of dear friends. I was delighted with the account you gave in your letter of the honours shewn to his memory at Phi ladelphia, and by Congress and yesterday I received a high additional pleasure, by being informed that the National Assembly of France had determined to go in mourning for him.
What a glorious scene is opened there!