The Education of Henry Adams. By Henry Adams. Limited Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1983.

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Henry Adams was a historian, professor, and descendent of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. He lived through the Civil War, Western colonization, the Industrial Revolution, and the onset of WWI. During his lifetime, he was praised for his massive nine-volume series on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Yet today his memoir, The Education of Henry Adams, is his most recognized work. It won him the Pulitzer Prize, awarded posthumously in 1919. A profoundly meditative text, The Education of Henry Adams assesses the monumental changes in society and technology over the course of Adams’ lifetime, providing a lucid glimpse into a certain amount of disillusionment from the era. It is arguably the most important memoir of the early twentieth century.

This limited edition is in fine condition. In the original pebbled slate leather boards, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Text block fine. Gilt edges, only very minor red ink spot to fore-edge. Silk bookmark sewn in. Marbled endpapers. Portrait illustrations fine. This edition was limited to subscribers of the Franklin Library series of Pulitzer Prize Classics.

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The Education of Henry Adams. By Henry Adams. Limited Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1983.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in