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  $70.00



  • Click on Image to expand Burgess, Anthony:  Little Wilson & Big God.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1987. First Edition. Fine in highly decorated, full dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt titles and gilt decorations in the compartments and with embossed gilt designs on the front and rear boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt, the end sheets are marbled paper and there is a placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto of 9 by 6. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the tipped-in second free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's one page letter introducing this title to its collectors. 460 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Anthony Russo. One of the volumes from The Franklin Library's collection of Signed First Edition Society volumes.
    TB30781  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Carroll, Lewis:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1975. Leather bound reprint of 1975. Fine in gilt decorated tan, full 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 and there are silk end papers with a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. 161 pages of text and illustrations by John Tenniel. A very handsome and collectable copy with no marks, notations, names or book plates.
    TB29009  $95.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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  $70.00



  • Click on Image to expand Crane, Stephen:  The Red Badge of Courage.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1979. Franklin Library Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated full light brown leather covered boards with two 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 as dust jacket as issued. 144 pages of text illustrated with engravings from the period. 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 a prior owner's embossed seal on the fly title page.
    TB26001  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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 measurng 8 1/2" by 6" 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.
    TB27361  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Darwin, Charles:  On The Origin Of Species.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1975. A Limited Edition. Fine in full 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 in gilt. A octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches containing 507 pages of text. 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.
    TB29010  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand Dinesen, Isak:  Seven Gothic Tales.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Edition. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and with gilt decorations on both boards. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt. 446 pages of text. With illustrations by Bernard D'Andrea. A collection of seven short stories by the author of Out of Africa. One of the volumes from The Franklin Library's collection of The Collected Stories of The World's Greatest Writers. A beautiful, clean and tight volume with no prior owner's marks, dates, names or book plates.
    TB24813  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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 the 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.
    TB25471  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand Drury, Allen:  Advise and Consent.  Franklin Center, Penn: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Fine in light brown full leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt tool work and text in the compartments. 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 9 by 6 inches. Signed by the author on the third free end paper. 714 pages of text with illustrations by Walt Spitzmiller. One of the signed limited editions from The Franklin Library. A very handsome, tight and clean copy with no marks, names, dates or prior owner's book plates.
    TB28739  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expand Drury, Allen:  A God Against The Gods.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1981. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with gilt text gilt text and decorations between four raised bands on the spine and gilt decorated 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. An octavo measuring 8 5/" by 6". The raised bands on the spine each show a faint hint of rubbing to the bright red color. Signed by the author on the third free end page. Laid-in is the publisher's 24 page "Notes From the Publisher". An historical fiction novel of Ancient Egypt. 419 pages illustrated by Joseph Isom. An extremely handsome, tight, clean and crisp copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26656  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expand Eliot, George:  The Mill On The Floss.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1982. Limited Edition. Fine in full dark gray leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt decorations stamped on the front and rear boards. There is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine with silk end papers. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 534 pages of text and illustrations by Paul Geiger. A very handsome, tight, clean and crisp copy with no notations, names, dates or prior owner's book plates.
    TB22909  $65.00



  • 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



  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott:  The Great Gatsby.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1974. A Limited Edition. Fine in full, off-white leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled and there is a light brown silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 142" by 5 1/2" containing 178 pages of text. Two faint scuff marks are on the front cover within the gilt borders. 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 book plates.
    TB28148  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" tall by 6 1/2" deep containing 701 pages of text which are illustrated with half-tone plates by Fred W. Thomas. 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. 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.
    TB25470  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expand Harris, Joel Chandler:  Uncle Remus.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1984. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark green 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. A small octavo measuring 8" tall by 5 3/4" deep containing 172 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by A. B. Frost. 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.
    TB25340  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Hemingway, Ernest:  A Farewell to Arms.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1975. A Limited Edition. Fine in full, dark red 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 in gilt. A octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches containing 314 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Herbert Tauss. Considered by many to be Hemingway's break-through novel which allowed him to achieve popular recognition while he was still a young man. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. A handsome, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB29012  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand Irving, Washington:  The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon Gent..  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1983. Limited Edition. Fine in full red leather covered boards with extensive gilt stamping on the boards and with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and decorations within the compartments. The end papers are of silk. The edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A collection of 34 short stories by Washington Irving including some of his most famous stories such as Rip Van Winkle, Westminster Abbey, Christmas, The Christmas Dinner, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. During his early days as a writer Irving used the pseudonym of Geoffrey Crayon. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. 396 pages of text with illustrations by F. O. C. Darley. A very handsome copy with no names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB26780  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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" tall by 6" deep 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  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand Lewis, Sinclair:  Main Street.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edition. Fine in full black 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 9" tall by 6" deep containing 443 pages of text with a prior owner's book plate on the second free end page. Illustrated with drawings by Hal Ashmead. One of the volumes in The Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A very handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notation or book plates.
    TB25999  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Malamud, Bernard:  Dubin's Lives.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and gilt text and tooling on the spine and gilt decorations and borders on the boards. All three edges of the text block are gilt. The end sheets are silk and there is a matching green placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. A small quarto measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 449 pages of text. The true first edition of this title by the author of The Natural. With illustrations by Mark Bellerose. One of the volumes from The Easton Press' collection of books for the The First Edition Society. A tight, clean and crisp volume with no names, dates or prior owner's plates.
    TB22894  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expand Malamud, Bernard:  The Fixer.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edtion. Fine in full, dark green leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine, gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments and gilt decorations on both boards. The end sheets are marbled with a matching placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1967 as well as the National Book Award. 305 pages of text with illustrations by Frances Jetter. A handsome, clean and crisp copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB30625  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand McCarthy, Mary:  Birds of America.  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 two raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. The end sheets are silk with 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 3/4" by 5 1/2" containing 341 pages of text and illustrated by James Campbell. 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". An extremely handsome, crisp clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates, inscriptions or book plates.
    TB26685  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand Poole, Ernest:  His Family.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in full, dark blue leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt decorations in the compartments and gilt designs and borders 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. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches. 299 pages of text illustrated by Steven H. Stroud. This title won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1918.
    TB30623  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand Shaw, Irwin:  The Young Lions.  Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in full blue-gray leather covered boards with extensive gilt tooling on the boards and with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text stamping and tooling in the compartments. 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 gilt. The author's first novel which centers around three soldiers from World War II. Two are Americans and one is Austrian. 728 pages of text illustrated with drawings by Dennis Lyall. A fine bright copy with no prior owner's names, dates, notations or book plates.
    TB30619  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expand Shaw, Bernard:  Three Plays.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1979. A Limited Edition. Fine in full dark 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 8 7/8 by 5 7/8 inches with faint spots of foxing showing through the gilt on the fore and bottom edges of the text block. 481 pages of text. Illustrated with drawings by Paul Hogarth A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB30668  $25.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Singer, Isaac Bashevis:  The Penitent.  Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1983. First Signed Edition. Fine in full dark blue leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with decorations and text stampings in the compartments. The front and rear boards are decorated with gilt tool work and the end papers are marbled paper. There is a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt. Signed on the second free end paper by the author. An octavo measuring 8 1/8 by 5 1/2 inches containing 170 pages of text.
    TB29030  $40.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expand Stegner, Wallace:  The Big Rock Candy Mountain.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. 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. Signed by the author on the fourth free end paper. Laid-in is the 22 page pamphlet from the editors of The Franklin Library. 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.
    TB25466  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expand Stegner, Wallace:  Angle of Repose.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1978. Collector's Edition. Fine in full, red leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and gilt borders and designs on the boards. The end sheets are silk, the edges of the text block are gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches. 531 pages of text with illustrations by Kenneth Francis Dewey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1972. A beautiful, fine bright copy with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB30618  $75.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand 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" with hints of abrasions to the leather at the leading edges of some of the raised bands. 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.
    TB26751  $125.00



  • 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



  • 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.
    TB28147  $80.00



  • 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



  • Click on Image to expand Wharton, Edith:  The Age of Innocence.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Press, 1984. Franklin Library Pulitzer Prize Edition. Fine in full dark 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 marbled paper 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 7 3/4" by 5 1/2" containing 356 pages of text. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's, 22 page brochure: Notes From the Editors. Illustrated with drawings by Jill Karla Schwartz. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921. One of the volumes in The Franklin Press' collection of The Pulitzer Prize Classics. A beautiful, tight, clean and crisp copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates to mar its appearance.
    TB26537  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expand 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



  • Click on Image to expand Wouk, Herman:  The Caine Mutiny.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. Signed 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. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page "notes from the editors". 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.
    TB26659  $150.00






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