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Title:The First Scientific American; Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.40)
Item ID:SB00-0107078
Publisher:Basic Books, New York, 2006
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Basic Books, 2006, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

750 g.; X, 422 pages, last page blank, list of illustrations, notes, acknowledgements and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 32 black-and-white contemporary illustrations (facsimiles of documents and experiments etc.]. 1/4 green coloured backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 dark gray coloured boards. A small mark to the lower edge of the text block. Bumping to the lower backstrip edge, otherwise no damage to note. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a portrait of Benjamin Franklin with gold, white and black titles to the front panel and gold and white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. A biography of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman and a founding father of the United States. The author looks at Franklin's science experiments and natural history observations in light of his subsequent statesmanship. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; 18th Century; History -- America; Biography -- Science; ISBN: 0465009557. ISBN/EAN: 9780465009558. Inventory No: 0107078.
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