A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

By: SCHIFF, Stacy

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Stated first edition, first printing w/full number line on copyright page. The author's subject is American founder Benjamin Franklin and his diplomatic mission to Paris in 1776. Franklin was ill-prepared for this critical assignment, as the fate of the budding nation was largely in his hands. With a couple of sections of b&w plates. --- In ivory and maroon paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped lettering & decorations on spine. Facsimile Farnklin signature in gilt on cover. Jacket with detail of a Franklin portrait on cover. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket in great condition, but with very minor creases to edges.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xvii, 489 pages

Title: A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

Author Name: SCHIFF, Stacy

Categories: >>American History & Politics, >>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 2005

ISBN Number: 0805066330

ISBN Number 13: 9780805066333

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Stock No.: 78926