First Edition of Paul Leicester Ford's The Many-Sided Franklin
The Many-Sided Franklin.
Ford, Paul Leicester.
Item Number: 74099
New York: The Century Co, 1899.
First edition of this biography of Benjamin Franklin. Octavo, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt topstain, frontispiece, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition.
Paul Leicester Ford was an American novelist and biographer. He was the great-grandson of Noah Webster and the brother of the noted historian Worthington C. Ford. He wrote lives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and others, edited the works of Thomas Jefferson, and wrote a number of novels, which had considerable success, including The Honorable Peter Stirling (1894), Story of an Untold Love, Janice Meredith, Wanted a Matchmaker, and Wanted a Chaperon.