Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Collected Essays 1857 scarce bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, Collected Essays).
The Life of Ben Franklin, Written by Himself, to Which is Added His Miscellaneous Essays.
Published 1857, New York & Auburn by Miller, Orton & Company.
375 pages. Text in English. Publisher's catalog at rear. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Appears to be a scarce mid-19th century American imprint of this classic work.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & pictorial spine decorations, embossed cover designs.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, joints scuffed, cloth lightly spotted and rubbed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, lacks front free end paper, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this antique book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W.