The Bagatelles from Passy by Benjamin Franklin
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The Bagatelles from Passy is the delightfully humorous writings of Benjamin Franklin created and printed for his lady friends while he was stationed in Paris as the first American ambassador for France. This exact replica is the first full facsimile of a unique copy of The Bagatelles, a bibliographic treasure of the Yale University Library. Printed in fine letterpress and superbly translated by Willard Trask with notes by Claude-Anne Lopez.
"A book that is perfect in every way, an admirable tribute to one of the finest and wisest of our writers." —Monroe Wheeler, The Museum of Modern Art
Bilingual in English and French.
Published by Eakins Press, 2015, clothbound hardcover with jacket, 200 pages, 6.75 x 4 inches.