Franklin Library Leatherbound Books
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  • Auchincloss, Louis:  The Rector of Justin.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Special Signed Limited Edition. Fine in highly gilt decorated dark brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and gilt edges to the text block with a silk placement ribbon bound-in. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/4". Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page notes from the editors. 417 pages of text and illustrations by Uldis Klavins. A tight and clean volume with no names, dates or prior owner's book plates.
    TB23905  $65.00



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    Baudelaire, Charles:  The Flowers of Evil.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1977. A Limited Edition. Fine in full deep brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9 by 5 1/4 containing 244 pages of text. Illustrated with line drawings by Eugene Karlin. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31787  $60.00



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    Cheever, John:  The Wapshot Chronicle.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" containing 287 pages of text. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. Laid-in is a brochure from the publisher containing the notes from the editors. Illustrated by Chet Jezierski. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection of Signed Limited Editions. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB25473  $60.00



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    Crane, Stephen:  The Red Badge of Courage.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1976. Franklin Library Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated full red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine, gilt edges to the text block, silk end papers and a silk placement ribbon sew-in at the head of the spine and with gilt edging to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued. 245 pages of text with illustrations by Roland Descombes. One of the volumes from the Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A fine, clean and tight volume with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB27349  $45.00



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    Dana, Richard Henry:  Two Years Before the Mast.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with extensive gilt tool work and text stamping in the compartments and with gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. The end papers are of black silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 6 inches containing 555 pages of text with drawings and wood cuts by Ronald Keller. This is one of the volumes in the Franklin Press' series of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A classic of literature of which provides an authentic narrative of a merchant seaman on a square rigged sailing vessel during the early 1800's. This narrative also provides one of the earliest accounts of Spanish California in the English language. An extremely handsome volume with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's book plates.
    TB31736  $75.00



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    Darwin, Charles:  On The Origin Of Species.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. A Limited Edition. Fine in full light green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 6 inches containing 610 pages of text including an index. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The Great Books Of The Western World. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31776  $65.00




  • Donleavy, J. P.:  The Ginger Man.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 1/4" containing 386 pages of text. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. Laid-in is a brochure from the publisher containing the notes from the editors. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection of Signed Limited Editions. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB23906  $65.00



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    Farrell, James T.:  Young Lonigan.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edtion. Fine in full gray leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with gilt borders and tool work on the boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/4". Signed by the author on the second free end page. 238 pages of text. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's collection of signed, limited edition volumes.
    TB24084  $35.00




  • Faulkner, William:  The Sound and the Fury.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1976. Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated, full, black leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine and gilt edges to the text block. The boards are decorated with gilt tool work. The end papers are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. With line art illustrations by Allan Mardon. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. A small 8vo measuring 8 1/2" tall by 5 7/8" deep containing 343 pages. A beautiful, tight and clean volume with no prior owner's book plates or markings of any kind.
    TB26575  $75.00



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    Freud, Sigmund:  The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1978. A Limited Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches containing 737 pages of text including an index. Translated and Edited by James Strachey. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31775  $75.00



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    Galbraith, John Kenneth:  The Affluent Society.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Edition. Fine in full light blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and text in the compartments and with heavy gilt decorations on the boards. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 9 by 6 1/8 inchees. Signed by the author on the fourth free end page. 384 pages of text including an index. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of signed limited books. A very fine, handsome and crisp copy with no prior owner's marks, names, dates or book plates.
    TB31741  $200.00



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    Grau, Shirley Ann:  Evidence Of Love.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. First Edition. Fine in full blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches containing 243 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and full color plates from art work by Howard Rogers. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the First Edition Society. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31768  $25.00




  • Green, Gerald:  The Last Angry Man.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full dark brown leather covered boards with extensive gilt tool work to the boards and with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and decorations in the compartments. The end papers are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 6" containing 701 pages of text. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Illustrated by Fred W. Thomas. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of signed books. A very handsome, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates or prior owner's book plates.
    TB24462  $30.00



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    Hawthorne, Nathaniel:  The Scarlet Letter.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1976. Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated full red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and on the front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's collection of The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature With illustrations by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. 285 pages of text and illustrations by Bernard Fuchs. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches. A very handsome and collectable copy with no marks, notations, names or book plates. One of the volumes in the Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
    TB31740  $65.00



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    Hemingway, Ernest:  The Sun Also Rises.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. A Limited Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with the gilt on the upper edge of the text block faintly spotted. 286 pages of text. Illustrated with color paintings by Stan Hunter. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB31063  $75.00



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    Jewett, Sarah Orne:  The Country Of The Pointed Firs And Other Stories.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A quarto measuring 8 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches containing 425 pages of text. Illustrated with images from black and white photographs by Chansonetta Stanley Emmons and a preface by Willa Cather. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB31739  $75.00



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    Joyce, James:  Ulysses.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. A Limited Edition. Fine in full brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 6 inches containing 798 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Alan E. Cober. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library' s collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB29011  $75.00



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    Kafka, Franz:  The Trial.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Unstated Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated medium gray leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and both boards. The edges to the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. Illustrated by Phero Thomas. 341 pages of text and illustrations. A very attractive copy free of any names, inscriptions, book plates or markings of any kind.
    TB31785  $60.00



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    Kipling, Rudyard:  Stories.  Franklin Center, Penn.: Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edition. Fine in gilt decorated,dark red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, all edges of the text block are gilt, a silk placement ribbon is sewn in at the head of the text, with silk end sheets 429 pages of text Illustrated by Walter Rane. A collection of 17 short stories. Part of the Franklin Library's Collected Stories of The World's Greatest Writers.
    TB31067  $45.00



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    Lash, Joseph:  Eleanor And Franklin The Story of their relationship based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1981. Limited Signed Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with extensive gilt tool work on the boards and with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. There are silk end papers with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. An thick octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing 897 pages including an index, references and text. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. With a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and an introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. A limited edition reissue of this Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative of the marriage between the Roosevelts. An extremely bright, crisp and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB24455  $135.00



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    Lash, Joseph P.:  Roosevelt And Chruchill 1939-1941 The Partnership That Saved The West.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. First Edition. Fine in full black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and with gilt decorations on both front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are gilt. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 826 pages including an index, referenced, biographical notes and text all followed by a two page map. Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs throughout. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's First Edition Society collection. A fine copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29767  $75.00



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    Lash, Joseph P.:  A World Of Love Eleanor Roosevelt And Her Friends 1943-1962.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1984. Signed First Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled paper with a red silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9" by 6 1/4" containing 610 pages of text including an index followed by a genealogical table of two pages. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB28275  $55.00



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    Matthiessen, Peter:  The Snow Leopard.  Franklin: The Franklin Library, 1978. First Edition. Fine in full tan leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt tool work on the boards. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. There are minor touches of wear to the tips of the boards and minor fading to the leather on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing 348 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. This printing is the true first edition of this book. It was the winner of the 1979 National Book Award. 348 pages including an index.
    TB29410  $100.00



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    Michener, James:  Tales of the South Pacific.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1982. Franklin Library Edition. Fine in medium blue leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped between four raised bands on the spine. With gilt tool work on both boards and silk end sheets. The edges of the text block are in gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn into the binding. One of the volumes from The Franklin LIbrary's collection of The Collected Stories of The World's Greatest Writers. Michener won a Pulitzer for this title in 1948. 415 pages of text with illustrations by Dwight C. Shepler and William F. Draper.
    TB26163  $75.00



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    Morris, Wright:  A Cloak of Light Writing My Life.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1985. First Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with gilt decorations on the boards. The end sheets are marbled paper, the edges of the text block are gilt and there is a blue silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Carefully signed by the author on the second free end page. 306 pages of text with a section of black and white photographs. One of the volumes from The Franklin Library's collection for The Signed First Edition Society.
    TB24489  $40.00



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    O'Neill, Eugene:  Four Plays.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A octavo measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 545 pages of text. With the publisher's twenty-two page collector's notes laid-in. Illustrated with drawings by Jerry Cosgrove. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB25942  $70.00



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    Paine, Thomas:  Selected Writings: Common Sense; The American Crisis; The Age Of Reason.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches containing 386 pages of text. Edited by Moncure Daniel Conway. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31773  $75.00



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    Paton, Alan:  Cry The Beloved Country.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Signed Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with extensive gilt tool work on the boards and with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. There are silk end papers with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 9" by 5 3/4" containing 297 pages of text and illustrated with color drawings by Howard Rogers. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Laid-in is the publisher's 22 page "Notes From the Publisher". An extremely handsome, crisp clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB25476  $125.00



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    Porter, Catherine Anne:  The Collected Stories of Catherine Anne Porter.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1976. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches. 536 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by George Jones. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30622  $25.00



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    Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan:  The Yearling.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1984. Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated, full bright red leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped between three raised bands on the spine and with marbled end papers and gilt edges to the text block with a silk placement ribbon bound-in at the head of the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of Pulitzer Prize Winners. The author won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1939 for this title. 380 pages of text with illustrations by Thomas B. Allen. A beautiful volume with no names, dates, plates or notations.
    TB30055  $50.00



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    Safire, William:  Full Discolosure.  Franklin Center, Penn.: Franklin Library, 1977. Limited First Edition. Fine in full, black leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments. The boards are decorated with gilt borders and a gilt pattern representing old an old age diaper pattern. The edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are silk and there is a silk placement ribbon sewnin at the head of the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 3/4 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 535 pages of text. Illustrated with plates from paintings by George Jones. One of the volumes from The Franklin Press' collection from The First Edition Society. A fine, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31771  $40.00



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    Sartre, Jean-Paul:  Five Plays.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full bright red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments with elaborate gilt tooling on both the front and rear boards. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" containing 484 pages of text and illustrated by Robert Borja. The leather over the spine is very slightly faded as are the outside edges of the end sheets. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Included in this volume are Sartre's plays: No Exit, The Flies, Dirty Hands, The Respectful Prostitute, and The Condemned Of Altona. An extremely handsome, crisp and clean copy of a very scarce book with Sarte's valuable signature with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB28538  $300.00




  • Settle, Mary Lee:  Charley Bland.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1989. Signed First Edition. Fine in full dark green leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 5/8" tall by 5 3/4" deep containing 207 pages of text. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Leslie W. Bowman. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates. Laid-in is a two page letter on heavy stock from the publisher describing the author and this title.
    TB21296  $45.00



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    Shakespeare, William:  William Shakespeare Six Tragedies.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1975. Limited Edition. Fine in full red, highly decorated, leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and text stamping in the compartments and with elaborate gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk and there is a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9 1/16 by 6 inches containing 640 pages of text. This title contains Macbeth; Hamlet; Othello; Romeo and Juliet; King Lear; and Julius Caesar. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's series of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A beautiful, crisp, clean and unread copy with no names, dates, markings or prior owner's plates.
    TB31788  $75.00




  • Spock, Benjamin, and Mary Morgan:  Spock On Spock.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1989. Signed First Edition. Near fine in full black leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Unfortunately, the rough removal of what was probably a book plate on the front pasted end sheet resulted in an unsightly tear across the middle of that marbled paper. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring - tall by - deep containing - pages of text Signed by the authors on the specially tipped-in second free end page. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society A tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB28737  $25.00



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    Stegner, Wallace:  The Big Rock Candy Mountain.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Near fine in full light brown leather covered boards with extensive gilt decorations on the front and rear boards, four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping, decorations and ruled borders in the compartments. The end papers are silk, there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and the edges of the text block are in gilt. There are two minor scuff marks at the upper edge of the spine one of which mars the gilt border around the upper most title block. Signed by the author on the fourth free end paper. Laid-in at the front of the book is a small brochure describing the book. Stegner states in the forward to the book that it was "The first of my books to acheieve wide recognition, The Big Rock Candy Mountain,was an attempt to capture in the experiences of a single family the social and psychological consequences of the ending of the f rontier and the pinching out of the American Dream. Of all my novels, it is the most deeply rooted in history and sociology." A novel of the pursuit of the American Dream by a family at the turn-of-the-century in the Pacific Northwest. 733 pages of text with illustrations by Charles Reid.
    TB19421  $125.00




  • Stegner, Wallace:  Recapitulation.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979. First Edition. Near fine in full, red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine, gilt text and tool work in the compartments, the edges of the text block are gilt and there are silk end sheets with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the top of the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 3/4" with a 2" tea stain on page 248 and a faint scratch of 1" long to the spine area. Without a dust jacket as issued. The true first edition. 335 pages of text illustrated by Walter Rane. One of the volumes in the Franklin Library's collection of The First Edition Society. A tight clean and collectible copy with no prior owner's marks or book plates.
    TB01313  $40.00



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    Steinbeck, John:  The Grapes of Wrath.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1980. Limited Franklin Library Edition. Fine in full decorated light brown leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations between four raised bands on the spine and with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. The edges of the text block are in gilt and the end papers are marbled paper. Sewn into the head of the spine is a silk placement ribbon. 424 pages of text with illustrations by Bob Crofut. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this title in 1940. 484 pages of text and illustrated with a series of black and white photographs introduced by Erskin Caldwell. A fine, unblemished copy making it a special treat as a gift.
    TB25785  $85.00



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    Stone, Irving:  The Agony and the Ecstasy.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited collector's edition. Fine in full, bright red leather covered boards with very faint, small bumps to the five raised bands on the spine which has gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments. Highly detailed gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards, all edges of the text block are gilt, silk end sheets with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6". Signed by the author on the third free end page. Laid-in at the rear of the book is the publisher's 22 page "notes from the editors". A biographical novel of Michelangelo. 844 pages of text and with illustrations by Bruce Waldman. A very handsome, clean and tight volume with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB25952  $165.00




  • Swift, Jonathan:  Gulliver's Travels.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1974. A Limited Edition. Near fine in full light brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" tall by 5 5/8" deep. The leather at the corners of the spine is slightly scuffed; but, has been professionally restored. 343 pages of text and illustrated Charles Edmund Brock. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB23519  $65.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  Walden or Life In The Woods.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1976. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark green leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" containing 408 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Ronald Keller. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A very fine, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31774  $75.00




  • Updike, John:  Rabbit, Run.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1977. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated bright red leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and gilt edges to the text block with a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the top of the spine. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page notes from the editors. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of signed limited books. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. 342 pages of text and illustrations. A bright clean copy with no prior owner's marks, names, dates or book plates.
    TB23899  $85.00



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    Uris, Leon:  Trinity.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1999. Signed First Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo of 8 7.8 by 5 7/8 inches containing 751 pages of . Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page and laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's certificate of authenticity with the author's signature. Also laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's one page note about this title. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31767  $300.00



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    Veblen, Thorstein:  The Theory Of The Leisure Class An Economic Study of Institutions.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 9 1/8 by 6 inches containing 293 pages of text. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB31758  $50.00



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    Wilder, Thornton:  The Bridge of San Luis Rey.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1976. Limited Edition by The Franklin Library. Fine in highly decorated dark brown leather covered boards with gilt text and dark green and gilt decorations stamped between the five raised bands on the spine with gilt and dark green tool work on both boards, gilt edging to the text block and with a sewn-in silk placement ribbon. The corners of the spine and of the boards show a tiny amount of rubbing. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 1928. 148 pages of text with full color illustrations by William Maughan. With no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB30673  $60.00



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    Wouk, Herman:  The Caine Mutiny.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Fine in full red-brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. Both the front and rear boards are decorated with gilt tool work and borders. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt . Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the third free end page. 544 pages of text illustrated with a two-page, color frontispiece. The author's third novel and one which was a major best seller and formed the basis of the movie of the same name. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB25920  $130.00






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