Hardcover, full genuine brown leather binding, heavily gilt stamped with elaborate decorations and multiple rules. 845 pages. Bibliography, Index. All edges gilt. Sewn in silk book-mark, marbled paper end-sheets and smyth sewn book block complete this work as a quality Franklin Library production, “privately printed and bound exclusively for subscribers to The Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics.” Illustrated with portraits of Benjamin Franklin. First edition thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1939. No previous ownership marks. A clean, fresh, unmarked and as new copy. As new.