Ben Franklin Autobiography c. 1900 Americana book w/ tissue dust jacketBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin).
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
Published c. 1900, Philadelphia by Henry Altemus Company.
287 pages. Text in English. Extensive publisher's catalog at rear.
Publisher's illustrated cloth binding, gilt title lettering, color paste-on, original fragile tissue dust jacket (not shown- but complete and edge chipped with long split along rear joint- very fragile and amazing it is still on the book!).
Item is physically old and shows some light signs of handling and time.
Binding gently rubbed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, 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.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 4 1/4" W.