I Cannot Live Without Books Print

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On June 10, 1815 Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams:

''I have met with, and very kindly and opportunely offered me the means of reprocuring some part of the library treasures which I have ceded to Congress to replace the devastations of British Vandalism at Washington. I cannot live without books, but fewer will suffice where amusement, and not use, is the only future object. I am about sending him a catalogue to which less than his critical knolege of books would hardly be adequate.

Present my high respects to mrs Adams and accept yourself the assurances of my affectionate attachment. Th. Jefferson''

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  • Dimensions: 9'' x 5.5''
  • Each of these items is a one of a kind, hand made print created on an authentic reproduction of Ben Franklin’s printing press at the Franklin Court Printing Office in Philadelphia.
  • Each letter is hand set into the reproduction composing sticks, then ink is applied by hand with reproductions beaters. Finally, the paper is loaded under the type set and a lever is pulled to create the print. Each print is hung to dry before making its way to customers.
  • Take home a unique piece of history. Due to the one of a kind nature of this item, some variation may occur.
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