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Lot 0074
  • Book Title: Twelve Illustrious Lives
  • Author: Plutarch
  • Illustrations: Engravings from the Hertel edition of Ripa's "Iconologia"
  • Publisher: The Franklin Library, PA
  • Date: 1981
  • Limited edition
  • Part of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" series
  • Brown leather binding with gilt design

    Plutarch (45 AD - 120 AD) was a Greek biographer and essayist. His surviving works are written in Greek, but were intended for both Greek and Roman readers. Twelve Illustrious Lives or "Parallel Lives" is his most famous work, written as a seres of biographies of famous men. It was probably written at the beginning of the second century AD.

  • Book Title: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Editor: John Bigelow
  • Illustrator: Thomas Hart Benton
  • Publisher: The Franklin Library, PA
  • Date: 1979
  • Limited edition
  • Part of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" series
  • Black leather binding with gilt design

    Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was also a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Additionaly, Franklin was an inventor and is known to have invented the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.

  • Book Title: The Confessions of Saint Augustine
  • Translator: Edward B. Pusey
  • Publisher: The Franklin Library, PA
  • Date: 1976
  • Limited edition
  • Part of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" series
  • Black leather binding with gilt design

    Description: The Confessions of Saint Augustine is an autobiographical work by St. Augustine of Hippo, originally written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Ofte regarded as the first Western autobiography, the work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity.

  • Book Title: The Education of Henry Adams
  • Author: Henry Adams
  • Illustrations: Sketches by Jerry Pinkney
  • Publisher: The Franklin Library, PA
  • Date: 1982
  • Limited edition
  • Part of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" series
  • Brown leather binding with gilt design

    Henry Adams was an American historian and also a descendent of two U.S. Presidents. "The Education of Henry Adams" is his posthumously published memoir.

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  • Location: This item ships from Indiana.

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    Lot of 4 Classic Biographies: Plutarch, Ben Franklin

    Estimate $75 - $150Oct 9, 2016