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1 FRANKLIN, Benjamin (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor) Little Masterpieces: Benjamin Franklin [Selections from his writings]
79438 New York Doubleday & McClure Co. 1901 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A 1901 edition in this collection of principal writings by American founding father Benjamin Franklin. Includes selections from his famous Autobiography, plus other writings. With tissue-guarded black and white frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- Spine is darkened and titling is not bright, otherwise an attractive, sound copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xiii, 178 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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2 SAUNDERS, Richard; [FRANKLIN, Benjamin] Poor Richard: The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758
80620 New York The Heritage Press 1964 Hardcover Near Fine 
The American founder's legendary work in special Heritage Press reprint edition. With the pseudonym of Mr. Franklin (Richard Saunders) represented on title page. Includes illustrations in both color and black & white by Norman Rockwell, and with an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. With translations of foreign aphorisms and end notes at rear of volume. --- A sizeable quarto, about 12 inches tall. In tan buckram covers w/blindstamped signs of the Zodiac pattern on cover; gilt-stamped titling on spine. Sandglass flyer is not present. --- A bright, firm, complete copy but with slight binder's glue bleed-through at front and rear hinges. Very Good+ slipcase with light scuffing; is structurally sound. ; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); xiii, 300 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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3 FRANKLIN, Benjamin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The World's Popular Classics, Art-Type Edition)
80924 New York Books, Inc. [c.1940s-50s] Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A reprint edition of one of the world's most famous autobiographies, which explores the rich diversity that was the life of American founding father Benjamin Franklin. An entry in publisher's "The World's Popular Classics" series, "Art-Type Edition". --- In brown textured cloth-covered boards backed in darker brown cloth, with titling & decorations in gilt on spine; maroon topstain. Volume is undated, possibly published c.1940s-50s. Volume lacks a dust jacket, likely as issued. --- A clean, sound, unmarked copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 240 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 FRANKLIN, Benjamin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings (Modern Library #39.2)
79986 New York The Modern Library [c.1956] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A Modern Library edition offering one of the world's most famous autobiographies, which explores the rich diversity that was the life of Mr. Franklin. Also included are other Franklin writings, such as selections from his "Poor Richard's Almanack". With an introduction by Henry Steele Commager. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 376 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1956 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #39.2. --- With corner creases to a few leaves, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with chafing and creases to edges and crease point, but otherwise bright, intact and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xvi, 264 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 FRANKLIN, Benjamin; WOOLMAN, John; PENN, William; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude (#1 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80694 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
A selection of memoirs by notable American writers, led by the famous Autobiography of Franklin. Also included are the recollections of the Quaker anti-slavery adherent John Woolman and the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. The first entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of a London printing press used by Franklin. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With partial split near front hinge, light sunning to spine, foxing to first few leaves, loss of spine gilding (making it barely readable), and chafing to cloth at spine ends; otherwise an intact, fully readable copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 ; 416 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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