Desliver, 1837, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Early
SAMUEL G. GOODRICH. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Illustrated by Tales, Sketches and Anecdotes, Philadelphia: Desilver, Thomas & Co., 1837. 16mo, probably second edition, pp. 180, vellum boards quarter-bound in green morocco, gilt lettering to spine says "PARLEY'S FRANKLIN." Although Goodrich wrote the Peter Parley's children's books, this title isn't ordinarily considered one of them. It's a mix of fact and myth; Sabin labeled the 1832 edition spurious (Sabin 27907). Condition of this book: Covers stained, worn at edges. Foxed, tight, overall good and sound. Size: 16mo (very small). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; United States; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54488.