The Art of Virtue: From the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Begun at Passy in 1784

By: Benjamin Franklin (1705-1790)

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Series: Typophile Monograph, No. 43. LIMITED EDITION of 350 extra copies for Typophiles, designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project by Lewis F. White at the Privy Council Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. (40) pp. Half-title, woodcut portrait of Franklin at a writing desk by John De Pol, BF monogram on title page in slate blue, 2 illustrations by De Pol including the printer's device on the colophon, 2 reproductions of pages from Franklin's autobiography; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red paper over boards, glassine dust-jacket; binding square the tight, some minor foxing to the text block edges, jacket toned and chipped. SFK519-1052. Very Good. "Franklin's method of self-development appears in his Autobiography. Point-by-point it is reproduced in the pages that follow as a special memento of Printing Week in New York 1955." Charles V. Morris, from the Foreword. "John DePol created a total of 401 engravings for this remarkable series." Fraser and Friedl. REFERENCE: Fraser and Friedl, eds., John DePol: A Catalogue Raisonne, p. 42.

Title: The Art of Virtue: From the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Begun at Passy in 1784

Author Name: Benjamin Franklin (1705-1790)

Categories: Typophiles,

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK519-1052

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