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The Complete Plays of Aeschylus (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary of the Great Books of the Western World series), AESCHYLUS
1 AESCHYLUS The Complete Plays of Aeschylus (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary of the Great Books of the Western World series)
81377 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition offering the surviving seven plays of the ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus (525/524 BC – c.456 BC). Includes his "The Suppliant Maidens", "The Persians", "Seven Against Thebes", "Prometheus Bound", "The Agamemnon", "The Libation Bearers" and "The Eumenides". All translated by Gilbert Murray. With illustrations by John Flaxman. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full black bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Deep purple silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy with faint rubbing and whitish markings to back cover, otherwise lacking noticeable damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 386 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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A Death in the Family, AGEE, James
2 AGEE, James A Death in the Family
75271 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1979 Leather Fine with no dust jacket 
Finely produced copy of author's autobiographical novel set in his native Knoxville, Tennessee which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Though published in 1957, it was actually written by Agee from 1948 through 1955; and published posthumously. In rich black full leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with maroon silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- Illustrated by Ben F. Wohlbert. A bright, sharp, clean, unmarked copy. A handsome addition to anyone's bookshelf, issued as part of Franklin's Pulitzer Prize-winners series.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages 
Price: 44.50 USD
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The Divine Comedy (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series), ALIGHIERI, Dante
3 ALIGHIERI, Dante The Divine Comedy (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)
81390 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Near Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition of the famous 14th Century Italian epic poem. With illustrations by William Blake. Translated by Charles Eliot Norton. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Brown silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy but with a little sunning to edges of moire endpapers and slight loss of textblock top edge gilding; else bright and lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (10), 409 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers), ANDERSEN, Hans Christian (author); Lo GRIPPO, Robert (illustrations)
4 ANDERSEN, Hans Christian (author); Lo GRIPPO, Robert (illustrations) Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers)
81228 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Hardcover Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering 74 of Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tales. Includes "The Little Mermaid", "The Princess and Pea", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Ugly Duckling" and 70 others. With color illustrations by Robert Lo Grippo. Translated from the Danish by Erik Christian Haugaard. Includes a painted portrait of Andersen by George H. Jones near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with two raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Brown silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- An about Fine copy lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 543 pages 
Price: 49.50 USD
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The Plays of Aristophanes (Two Volume Set) (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series), ARISTOPHANES
5 ARISTOPHANES The Plays of Aristophanes (Two Volume Set) (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)
81395 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1982 Hardcover Near Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound two-volume set offering the eleven surving comedic plays of Aristophanes (c.444 BC - c.380 BC). The author has been called 'The Father of Comedy', and his plays are said to accurately portray life in ancient Athens. His powers of ridicule made many of his fellow Athenians unhappy. Translated from the Greek by Benjamin Bickley Rogers. Illustrated by Jean de Bosschière. Glossaries of ancient terms and places at rear of each volume. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spines. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spines, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Brown silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmarks. Volumes lack dust jackets (as issued). --- Near Fine copies but with some loss of gilding to textblock top edges, otherwise bright and lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 358, 439 pages 
Price: 134.00 USD
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Politics and Poetics, ARISTOTLE
6 ARISTOTLE Politics and Poetics
76307 Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1979 Full-Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Offered here is a handsome reprint copy of the great Greek philosopher's landmark collection of essays. With portraits of the leading figures of Aristotle's day by Leonard Baskin. Translated from the Greek by Benjamin Jowett and S. H. Butcher. With an introduction by Horace M. Kallen, a preface by the publisher, and a frontis portrait of Aristotle by Jeff Cornell. Issued as part of the publisher's Collector's Edition series: The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. --- Bound in full dark green leather covers with distinctive gilt decorations and titling stamped on covers and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges also in gilt. Pink silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. --- With a mildly bumped cover corner, a spot to a textblock gilt edge and a slight spine lean, else a clean, bright, unmarked copy. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xxi, 331 pages 
Price: 40.50 USD
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The Works of Aristotle (Four Volume Set: Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World), ARISTOTLE
7 ARISTOTLE The Works of Aristotle (Four Volume Set: Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)
81234 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978-1984 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
The foundational philosophical writings of Aristotle are compliled in this deluxe 4-volume leatherbound set. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Volume I contains his Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, the Athenian Constitution, Rhetoric and On Poetics. Vol. II is entirely concerned with his writings on Logic. Vol. III: Physics, Metaphysics, On the Soul and Short Physical Treatises. IV offers On the Heavans, On Generation and Corruption, Meteorology and Biological Treatises. --- Bound in rich full dark red bonded leather covers with five raised bands on spines. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spines, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Gold silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmarks. Volumes lacks dust jackets (as issued). --- With whitish specks to back cover of Vol. I and a hint of sunning to some spines, otherwise volumes lack damages or evidence of having been read. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall) ; 593, 411, 556, 768 pages 
Price: 450.00 USD
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W. H. Auden: Collected Poems (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series), AUDEN, W. H.
8 AUDEN, W. H. W. H. Auden: Collected Poems (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)
81427 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Full-Leather Very Good+ 
A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library reprint edition of of selected poetry of W. H. Auden (1907-1973), the prolific English-born poet, playwright and essayist. Edited and with a preface by Edward Mendelson. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark green bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Green silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With a drip of white paint to spine, and a pair of faint streaks of paint to front cover; interior leaves seem to have been exposed to mild dampness, else a clean, firm, newish copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxiv, (2), 737 pages 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), BALZAC, Honoré de
9 BALZAC, Honoré de Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81424 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Full-Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering rewarding, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of 'La Comédie humaine'. Translated from the French by J. Lewis May. With illustrations by Elaine Rafael and Don Bolognese. Includes a portrait of Balzac by Roy Andersen near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Brown silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy but with a scratch and slight loss of gilding to textblock top edge, very slight sunning to edges of moire endpapers; otherwise lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 424 pages 
Price: 43.50 USD
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The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #4), BIERCE, Ambrose (adapter); VOSS, Richard (author); DANZIGER, Gustav Adolf (translator)
10 BIERCE, Ambrose (adapter); VOSS, Richard (author); DANZIGER, Gustav Adolf (translator) The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #4)
78089 New York The Limited Editions Club 1967 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ambrose Bierce adapted and re-wrote this classic German tale. Translated from the German of Richard Voss by Gustav Adolf Danziger. With 8 full-page watercolor illustrations by Michel Ciry and an introduction by Maurice Valency, along with a preface by Mr. Bierce. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Tri-Arts Press of New York. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Michel Ciry. --- Boards covered in coarse brown monk's cloth, with foliated cross on cover and titling on spine, both in brown. Volume protected by stiff cardboard chemise, glassine wrap, and in brown paper-covered slipcase. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Number 4 in LEC Series 35. --- A bright, firm and unmarked copy without apparent damages. Slipcase with rubbing & a little discoloration, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. Small tears to glassine wrap. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xiv, 80 pages 
Price: 49.00 USD
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Stories from the Decameron, BOCCACCIO, Giovanni
11 BOCCACCIO, Giovanni Stories from the Decameron
81429 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition of the 14th century author's collection of stories which have long been considered the ultimate in tales and have provided numerous plot lines for subsequent works by others. Translated G. H. McWilliam. With illustrations by Ann Grifalconi and a portrait of Boccaccio by Jim Campbell near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full navy bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Light blue silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy but with slight dulling to textblock top edge gilding; otherwise lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (10), 644 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor)
12 BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor) Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763
77568 London The Folio Society 1985 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Likely first Folio Society edition. A handsome reprint version of the famous observations, taken from James Boswell's journals, which he maintained daily in the years 1762 and 1763. Mr. Boswell is noted for his biography of his friend, Dr. Samuel Johnson. This edition edited and introduced by Frederick A. Pottle. Volume includes about 20 b&w engraved illustrations. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In navy quarter cloth over grey paper-covered boards w/handwritten diary facsimile on front and back; titling in gilt on spine. Volume housed in grey paper-covered slipcase. --- With small shallow crease to front free endpaper, a strip of light soiling to cover fore-edge, and slightly rounded cover corner, otherwise a bright, clean, and unmarked copy. Slipcase in good shape but with small tears to paper covering. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; viii, 365 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Early Autumn, BROMFIELD, Louis
13 BROMFIELD, Louis Early Autumn
75308 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Press 1977 Leather Fine with no dust jacket 
Attractive leatherbound reprint copy of author's post World War I novel, which examines cultural clashes in a mythical Massacusetts town. 'Early Autumn' was originally published in 1926 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1927. In rich full brown leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich off-white papers and with maroon silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- With illustrations by Jerome Pinkney. A bright, crisp, clean, unmarked copy; issued as part of Franklin's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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The Poems of Robert Browning (Limited Editions Club, Series 37, #6), BROWNING, Robert (author); REDDICK, Peter (illustrations)
14 BROWNING, Robert (author); REDDICK, Peter (illustrations) The Poems of Robert Browning (Limited Editions Club, Series 37, #6)
78024 Cambridge, England The Limited Editions Club 1969 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A selection of poems by the great 19th Century English Victorian poet, in a handsome reprint edition in slipcase. Selected, edited, and introduced by C. Day Lewis and with woodcut illustrations by Peter Reddick. Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club in England by The University Printing House of Cambridge. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Peter Reddick. --- In pale grey linen-covered boards backed in blue morocco, with embossed oval portrait of Browning on the front cover. Gilt-stamped titling & decorations on spine. Volume housed in black paper-covered slipcase. LEC Monthly Letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 6 in LEC Series 37. --- With considerable sunning to leather spine; otherwise a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase with a some rubbing and minor discoloration, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 300 pages 
Price: 36.50 USD
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Venice:  The Most Triumphant City, BULL, George
15 BULL, George Venice: The Most Triumphant City
77571 London The Folio Society 1980 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A handsome work, providing the history of the city that produced Marco Polo, among many others. With numerous color and b&w plates depicting notable figures and scenes of Venice's past. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with elaborate decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine, titling in gilt on spine. Lacks a dust jacket or slipcase, likely as issued. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and a hint of edgewear; else a bright, firm, clean copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Spirit of Laws (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World), Charles de Secondat, Baron de MONTESQUIEU
16 Charles de Secondat, Baron de MONTESQUIEU The Spirit of Laws (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)
81387 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1984 Hardcover Near Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition offering an English-language version of the famous work by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (usually referred to simply as 'Montesquieu'). This work has been described as being concerned with "political theory and comparative laws", and first appeared in 1748. Translated from the French by Thomas Nugent. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full navy bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Grey silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine volume with a hint of toning to edges of moire endpapers; else undamaged and lacking evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xvi, 671 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Peasants and Other Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), CHEKHOV, Anton
17 CHEKHOV, Anton Peasants and Other Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81280 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering nine short stories by the Russian master of the genre, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904). Chekhov was a physician throughout his adult life, who described literature as his "mistress". With a painted portrait of the author by Herbert Tauss and black & white illustrations by Frederick Schneider. Stories selected and with an introduction by Edmund Wilson. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full black bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Crimson silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Fine copy lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xvii, 481 pages 
Price: 42.00 USD
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Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters, CHEKHOV, Anton
18 CHEKHOV, Anton Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters
80622 New York The Heritage Press 1966 Hardcover Near Fine 
Two of the great Russian master of the short story and dramatist's plays are offered here in this deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition. Includes striking color and b&w illustrations by Lajos Szalay and an introduction by Sir John Gielgud; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. --- In rust cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on cover and spine; dark red topstain. Volume housed in tweed-look red/green/yellow paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With a couple of faint soiled spots to back cover, otherwise volume is in excellent shape: clean, unmarked and bright. Very Good slipcase with a little rubbing and a hint of sunning, but is otherwise undamaged and is structurally sound.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xvi, 153 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Their Finest Hour: The Second World War (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series), CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S.
19 CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S. Their Finest Hour: The Second World War (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)
81379 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition of Winston Churchill's second volume only in his six-volume history of World War II. "Their Finest Hour" tells of the fall of France and the Battle of Britain, among other things. The title is a reflection of the courage and indomitable spirit exhibited by the British people when confronted with the might of the Axis powers. With black & white 'reportorial sketches' of scenes from the War by Captain Bryan de Grineau M.C., as well as dozens of maps. An entry in the publisher's Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark blue bonded leather covers with two raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Grey silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy with a hint of toning to edges of moire endpapers, otherwise lacking noticeable damages or evidence of having been read.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (16), 648 pages 
Price: 65.50 USD
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Stories by Colette: Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, Cheri and The Last of Cheri (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), COLETTE, [Sidonie Gabrielle]
20 COLETTE, [Sidonie Gabrielle] Stories by Colette: Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, Cheri and The Last of Cheri (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81376 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition offering four famous novelettes by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), who wrote simply as "Colette". Includes her "Gigi", "Cheri" and "The Last of Cheri", all translated by Roger Senhouse, and "Julie de Carneilhan", translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor. With illustrations by David McCall Johnston. Includes a portrait of Colette by Chris Duke near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full crimson bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Beige silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine copy with slight loss of gilding to textblock top edge and faint reddish marks to textblock fore-edge gilding, otherwise lacking noticeable damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 438 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Pilot (Limited Editions Club Series 36, #12), COOPER, James Fenimore
21 COOPER, James Fenimore The Pilot (Limited Editions Club Series 36, #12)
78088 New York The Limited Editions Club 1968 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A special reprint edition in slipcase of author's seafaring novel featuring John Paul Jones. With woodcut illustrations by Robert M. Quackenbush (14 full-page color and 39 small b&w blocks) and an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Garamond Press of Baltimore. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Mr. Quackenbush. --- Boards covered in black cloth, with an ivory strip bearing the title in white; spine titling in gilt and white. Volume housed in olive paper-covered slipcase. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 12 in LEC Series 36. --- With a couple of dark spots on cover title strip; else a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase with sunning and rubbing, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi, 359 pages 
Price: 52.50 USD
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The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games, COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations)
22 COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations) The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games
76758 Barre, Massachusetts Imprint Society 1970 0876360088 / 9780876360088 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
A contemporary reprint edition of author's landmark compendium of all manner of games, first published in 1674, in slipcase. Number 1880 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Signed by illustrator David Low on limitation page (illustrations throughout). Includes an introduction by Thomas E. Marston. --- In full tan leather-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine. With bird illustration in gilt on cover. Publisher's tan topstain. Slipcase covered in brown marbled papers. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy, but with shallow creases on a few interior leaves and just a whiff of chafing to spine ends. Slipcase with light chafinging & small tears at extremities, is otherwise nice. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 176 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 66.00 USD
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Guard of Honor, COZZENS, James Gould
23 COZZENS, James Gould Guard of Honor
76379 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe copy of author's intricately-plotted 1948 novel which features stateside World War II US military aviators over three tense days in 1943. This highly acclaimed novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1949. This reprint edition features illustrations by Charles McVickers. --- In rich full blue-grey leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. With blue silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Overall, a clean, bright copy with no apparent damages. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 575 pages 
Price: 35.50 USD
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England's Constable  The life and letters of John Constable, DARRACOTT, Joseph
24 DARRACOTT, Joseph England's Constable The life and letters of John Constable
76263 London The Folio Society 1985 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This slim volume provides a look at the great English landscape and portrait painter John Constable (1776-1837). With numerous color and b&w plates bearing images of Constable's (and others) works. In full beige cloth-covered boards with sepia image pasted to cover; titling in gilt on brown spine block. Slipcase is covered with a landscape scene from one of Constable's paintings. --- A very handsome copy; without damages to interior or covers. Slipcase with rubbing at extremities. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 143 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World), DARWIN, Charles
25 DARWIN, Charles The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)
81294 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition of Charles Darwin's landmark work in the field of natural history. Includes Darwin's "An Historical Sketch of the Recent Progress of Opinion on the Origin of Species" which served as a preface for the revised third edition of this work. With illustrations by Walter Raine. Glossary and index at rear of volume. Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full olive green bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Green silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With sunning to edges of moire endpapers, otherwise lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (16), 610 pages 
Price: 76.00 USD
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Dombey and Son, DICKENS, Charles
26 DICKENS, Charles Dombey and Son
76234 London Chapman and Hall [1860s-1870s] Half-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
An impressive edition, with the complete text, of the novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), first published serially beginning in 1846. 'Dombey and Son' is the story of a wealthy shipping magnate, and his son, daughter and assorted other characters. Issued as part of publisher's Dickens's Works series. With 39 illustrations by Hablot K.[night] Browne (who is not identified here under his 'Phiz' moniker). --- Bound in tan half calf over marbled red/gold/blue paper and with elaborate decorations and titling stamped in gilt on spine. With five raised back bands. Endpapers in the same marbled papers as on covers. All edges in very bright gilt. This volume undated, but likely published c1860s-1870s. --- An exceptional copy of this classic. With previous owner's partially torn-off bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some chafing to cover edges; a spot of foxing on page 1, none seen elsewhere. Overall, an attractive addition to the Dickens collector's bookshelf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 624 pages 
Price: 117.00 USD
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The Dickens Story Teller: Choice Stories from Dickens' Household Words, DICKENS, Charles
27 DICKENS, Charles The Dickens Story Teller: Choice Stories from Dickens' Household Words
77081 Chicago M. A. Donohue & Company (c1890s-1910s) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A collection of 10 stories by Mr. Dickens. Offered in a handsome binding, but with very browned, brittle interior leaves. In half burgundy leather with 4 raised spine bands and gilt-stamped titling and lines on covers & spine. Undated, but likely published c1890s-1910s. --- Covers with minor chafing at edges; previous owner's rubberstamping on front free endpaper, and the browned, brittle interior. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 351 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, DICKENS, Charles
28 DICKENS, Charles The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
76238 London Chapman and Hall [1860s-1870s] Half-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
A striking, elegant edition of the sixth novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), first published serially in 1843. 'Martin Chuzzlewit' did not achieve the high level of popularity of some of Mr. Dickens's other works, but it was considered by him to be his best work. Issued as part of publisher's Dickens's Works series. With 38 illustrations by 'Phiz' [Hablot Knight Browne]. --- Bound in tan half calf over marbled red/gold/blue paper and with elaborate decorations and titling stamped in gilt on spine. With five raised back bands. Endpapers in the same marbled papers as on covers. All edges in very bright gilt. This volume undated, but likely published c1860s-1870s. --- An exceptional copy of this classic. With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some chafing to cover edges. Textblock is firm and lacks interior markings. Overall, this volume would make for a nice addition to the Dickens collector's shelf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 624 pages 
Price: 117.00 USD
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Hard Times for these times, DICKENS, Charles (author); SCOLLINS, Richard (illustrations)
29 DICKENS, Charles (author); SCOLLINS, Richard (illustrations) Hard Times for these times
76761 Barre, Massachusetts Imprint Society 1972 0876360312 / 9780876360316 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
'Hard Times' has been described as a masterpiece and is the shortest major work by Dickens. It was first published in 1854. This deluxe modern reprint edition in slipcase features illustrations (and is signed on limitation page by) Richard Scollins. Number 1813 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Includes an introduction by Monica Dickens. --- In black leather backed paper-covered boards with Scollins illustrations on front and back. Gilt-stamped titling on spine. Publisher's purple topstain. Slipcase covered in purple papers with the same illustrations as on boards; titling printed on back. --- Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and w/light chafing to leather spine, else a firm, clean, unmarked copy lacking additional apparent damages. Slipcase with small tears and light rubbing, is otherwise nice. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 218 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Stories: Notes from Underground, The Gambler, and Poor People (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor
30 DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor Stories: Notes from Underground, The Gambler, and Poor People (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81386 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1979 Hardcover Near Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering two shorter novels by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) and his short story "Poor People". All translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. With a woodcut portrait of the author by Walter Brooks. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Tan silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine volume, but with slight scratch to gilding to textblock top edge and a hint of toning to edges of moire endpapers; else undamaged and lacking evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 476 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Sister Carrie, DREISER, Theodore
31 DREISER, Theodore Sister Carrie
77898 New York The Heritage Press 1967 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A deluxe reprint edition of the author's portrait of a beautiful young girl from a small town who learns to adapt to the ways of the big city. Illustrated by Reginald Marsh and with an introduction by Burton Rascoe. --- Bound in pale yellow cloth-covered boards with blue and green floral illustrations on covers and titling in gilt on blue spine block. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no. VI-R: 43). --- A bright, clean, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Structurally sound slipcase with just a hint of soiling. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; The Heritage Press; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xii, 387 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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The Best Short Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), DREISER, Theodore
32 DREISER, Theodore The Best Short Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81286 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1980 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering a collection of 14 short stories by Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) in this single volume. Includes his "St. Columba and the River", "A Doer of the Word", "Marriage--For One" and 11 others. With illustrations and a drawn portrait of Dreiser by Barron Storey. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Maroon silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With a little loss of gilding to textblock top edge, otherwise a Near Fine copy lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 364 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson! A.H., DRURY, Allen
33 DRURY, Allen Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson! A.H.
76014 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 First Edition Leather Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition (precedes the William Morrow trade edition). Attractively produced copy of author's novel centered around a female newsperson in Washington, D.C. Illustrated by Uldis Klavins. --- In rich burgundy full leather covers with gilt ornamentation stamped on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior with maroon silk moire endpapers with matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's First Edition Society series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- A firm, unmarked copy but with rubbing to gilding on top edge, some light scratches to spine area & textblock gilding, and a few interior leaves w/foxing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Decision (Signed First Edition), DRURY, Allen
34 DRURY, Allen Decision (Signed First Edition)
75299 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1983 Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Stated First Edition. Signed by author on fly page. Attractively produced copy of author's novel centered around the United States Supreme Court. In rich green full leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with faux marbled endpapers; with green satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Includes laid in publisher's letter, specific to this title. --- Illustrated by Malcolm Liepke. A bright, sharp, clean, unmarked copy but with sm. scratch on front cover. This handsome edition would make a fine addition to anyone's bookshelf, issued as part of Franklin's Signed First Edition series. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 486 pages 
Price: 33.50 USD
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Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), DUMAS, Alexandre
35 DUMAS, Alexandre Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81396 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1979 Hardcover Near Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound reprint edition offering six groupings of stories by the great French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870). The stories are broken into shorter "substories". Rendered into English from the French by an unattributed translator. With illustrations by John Thompson. Includes a portrait of Dumas by Daniel Brown near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark red bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Red silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A very nice copy but with slightly sunned spine, else bright and lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (10), 385 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series), ELIOT, T. S.
36 ELIOT, T. S. Collected Poems, 1909-1962 (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)
81278 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1979 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition of the principal poetic works of T. S. Eliot (1888-1965). Includes his famous "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and many more. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark green bonded leather covers with five raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt and blue. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Green silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Fine copy lacking damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 220 pages 
Price: 40.50 USD
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The Mathematical Writings of Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nicomachus of Gerasa (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World), EUCLID; ARCHIMEDES; APOLLONIUS of Perga; NICOMACHUS of Gerasa
37 EUCLID; ARCHIMEDES; APOLLONIUS of Perga; NICOMACHUS of Gerasa The Mathematical Writings of Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nicomachus of Gerasa (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)
81384 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1985 Hardcover Near Fine 
A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition offering the writings of these four ancient Greek pioneers in mathematics. With illustrations by Gustav Szabo and numerous sketches and diagrams clarifying the writings of the authors. An entry in the publisher's 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full black bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Tan silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine volume, but with loss of gilding to textblock top edge and toning to edges of moire endpapers; else undamaged and lacking evidence of having been read. (Note: scarce in this edition.) ; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 848 pages 
Price: 196.00 USD
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The Sound and the Fury (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series), FAULKNER, William
38 FAULKNER, William The Sound and the Fury (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)
81291 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1980 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A Franklin Library leatherbound edition of the fourth novel of William Faulkner (1897-1962), which was first published in 1929 and was followed by 14 others. With illustrations by Steven H. Stroud. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark blue bonded leather covers with two raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Dark blue silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With faint loss of gilding to textblock top edge, else a Near Fine copy lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (10), 415 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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These Thirteen (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series), FAULKNER, William
39 FAULKNER, William These Thirteen (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)
81287 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1979 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe leatherbound edition offering a collection of 13 short stories by William Faulkner (1897-1967) in this single volume. Includes his "All the Dead Pilots", "A Rose for Emily", "Divorce in Naples" and 10 others. With illustrations by Jerry Pinkney and a drawn portrait of Faulkner by Herbert Tauss. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full tan bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality buff color papers. Brown silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With a little loss of gilding to textblock top edge, otherwise a Near Fine copy lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (14), 296 pages 
Price: 39.50 USD
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So Big, FERBER, Edna
40 FERBER, Edna So Big
78576 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A very handsome edition of the author's much-admired novel which tells the story of Selina Peake De Jong and her son Dirk. First published in 1924 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1925. With illustrations by Howard Rogers. --- In full brown bonded leather with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality paper. Red silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking apparent damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 325 pages 
Price: 43.50 USD
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