Signed Franklin Library Leather Bound Volumes
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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 expandCarr, Caleb:  The Alienist.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1994. First Edition. 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 red 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 6" containing 496 pages of text. This is the true, first edition of this title as the first trade edition was released by Random House a few months later. Signed by the author on the specially tipped-in second free end page. Illustrated with a color frontispiece by Marshall Arisman. 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.
    TB27320  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandCheever, 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 expandDonleavy, 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 expandDrury, 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 expandDrury, 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  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandGreen, 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 expandLash, 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 expandLash, Joseph:  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 expandMcCarthy, 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  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandMorris, 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 expandPaton, 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 expandSartre, 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 view multiple imagesSinger, 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 and Mary Morgan, Benjamin:  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 expandStegner, 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 expandStone, 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  $150.00


  • 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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