Book Title: Twelve Illustrious LivesAuthor: PlutarchIllustrations: Engravings from the Hertel edition of Ripa's "Iconologia"Publisher: The Franklin Library, PADate: 1981Limited editionPart of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" seriesBrown 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 FranklinEditor: John BigelowIllustrator: Thomas Hart BentonPublisher: The Franklin Library, PADate: 1979Limited editionPart of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" seriesBlack 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 AugustineTranslator: Edward B. PuseyPublisher: The Franklin Library, PADate: 1976Limited editionPart of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" seriesBlack 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 AdamsAuthor: Henry AdamsIllustrations: Sketches by Jerry PinkneyPublisher: The Franklin Library, PADate: 1982Limited editionPart of the "100 Greatest Books of All Time" seriesBrown 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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