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A Death in the Family

By: AGEE, James

Price: $44.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 75271

Condition: 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... View more info

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The Divine Comedy (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)

By: ALIGHIERI, Dante

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81390

Condition: 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 s... View more info

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Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers)

By: ANDERSEN, Hans Christian (author); Lo GRIPPO, Robert (illustrations)

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Stock No.: 81228

Condition: 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 Sto... View more info

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Winesburg, Ohio (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the 20th Century series)

By: ANDERSON, Sherwood

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 81872

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) wrote this collection of 22 short stories from 1915 to 1916 and published them as "Winesburg, Ohio" in 1919. All stories are set in the mythical town, and they detail the life of his George Willard character. They are presented in this deluxe Franklin Library reprint edition with illustrations by John Berkey. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. One of an unspecified number in this lim... View more info

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W. H. Auden: Collected Poems (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)

By: AUDEN, W. H.

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81427

Condition: 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... View more info

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Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81424

Condition: 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 bo... View more info

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Stories from the Decameron

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Stock No.: 81429

Condition: 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 numb... View more info

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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

By: BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1985

Stock No.: 77568

Condition: 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 d... View more info

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Early Autumn

By: BROMFIELD, Louis

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Press: 1977

Stock No.: 75308

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Canterbury Tales (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey

Price: $289.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Stock No.: 81791

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The Canterbury Tales are a collection of 14th century tales, written in Middle English, which take the form of verse and are set against the backdrop of a pilgrimage to Canterbury. They are presented in this deluxe, leatherbound Franklin Library two-volume set. The text is presented in both the W. W. Skeat Middle English version, side-by-side with the modern English version, as translated by J. U. Nicholson. With wood engraved illustrations by Edward Coley Burne-Jones an... View more info

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Troilus and Cressida (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey; KRAPP, George Philip (translation)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Stock No.: 81864

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition of the 14th century tragic tale of two lovers, originally written in Middle English in the form of an epic poem. The text is presented in both the W. W. Skeat Middle English version, side-by-side with a modern English version, as translated by George Philip Krapp. With wood engraved illustrations by Edward Coley Burne-Jones. An entry in publisher's 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. On... View more info

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Canterbury Tales: A Modern Prose Translation (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey; WRIGHT, David (translation)

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81863

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The Canterbury Tales are a collection of 14th century tales, originally written by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English verse and set against the backdrop of a pilgrimage to Canterbury. They are presented in a modern prose translation by David Wright in this deluxe, leatherbound Franklin Library edition. Includes a drawn portrait of Chaucer by Frederick Schneider, who also provides numerous illustrations. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World... View more info

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The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games

By: COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations)

Price: $66.00

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1970

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Stock No.: 76758

ISBN: 0876360088

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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... View more info

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Guard of Honor

By: COZZENS, James Gould

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 76379

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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England's Constable The life and letters of John Constable

By: DARRACOTT, Joseph

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1985

Stock No.: 76263

Condition: 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 ex... View more info

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The Dickens Story Teller: Choice Stories from Dickens' Household Words

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Chicago, M. A. Donohue & Company: (c1890s-1910s)

Stock No.: 77081

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: His Relatives, Friends and Enemies: Comprising All His Wills and Ways; the Whole Forming a Complete Key to the House of Chuzzlewit

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: [c.1940s-70s]

Stock No.: 81727

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome reprint edition (in slipcase) 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. With 24 striking color illustrations by Wray Manning, and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- In the darker grey cloth variant, with maroon decorations on covers & spine, gilt t... View more info

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Hard Times for these times

By: DICKENS, Charles (author); SCOLLINS, Richard (illustrations)

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Stock No.: 76761

ISBN: 0876360312

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


'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. Publi... View more info

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Seven Gothic Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: DINESEN, Isak; D'ANDREA, Bernard (illustrations)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81432

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition of this famous collection of stories by Isak Dinesen. Includes "The Deluge at Norderney", "The Old Chevalier", "The Monkey", "The Roads Around Pisa", "The Supper at Elsinore", The Dreamers", and "The Poet". Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Denmark's Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke. With illustrations by Bernard D'Andrea and a portrait of Dinesen by Ben F. Stahl... View more info

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My America: What My Country Means to Me, by 150 Americans from All Walks of Life (Easton Press Signed First Edition series)

By: DOWNS, Hugh (editor and introduction)

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82228

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound limited edition of the author's collection of 150 essays and a cartoon or two from a wide range of Americans, who describe their feelings about their country. The editor was a long-time television broadcaster. Offered in a signed first edition, number 554 of 1160 copies. An entry in publisher's Signed First Edition series. Publisher's certificate and note about this work laid in. --- Bound in rich full dark brown bonded leather covers with four rai... View more info

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The Best of Sherlock Holmes (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: DOYLE, Arthur Conan

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Stock No.: 81435

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition offering a collection of 26 stories featuring Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes character and narrated by his Dr. Watson companion. These stories originally appeared singly in magazines, then later in compilations. With illustrations by Ben F. Stahl and a painted portrait of Doyle by Walter Rane near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspec... View more info

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The Best Short Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: DREISER, Theodore

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1980

Stock No.: 81286

Condition: 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. --- Bo... View more info

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Decision (Signed First Edition)

By: DRURY, Allen

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 75299

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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 M... View more info

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Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson! A.H.

By: DRURY, Allen

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 76014

Condition: 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 Editio... View more info

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The Plays of Euripides: 2-volume set (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)

By: EURIPIDES

Price: $194.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Stock No.: 81870

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe, two-volume Franklin Library set presenting the classic Greek tragedies of Euripides. Plays translated from the Greek by Edward P. Coleridge and with illustrations by Carla Bauer. An entry in publisher's 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One in an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full black bonded leather covers with three raised bands on each spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to cov... View more info

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The Sound and the Fury (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)

By: FAULKNER, William

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1980

Stock No.: 81291

Condition: 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 an... View more info

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The Holy Cross and Other Tales

By: FIELD, Eugene

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Cambridge [Massachusetts], Stone & Kimball: 1894

Stock No.: 81070

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated Second Edition, January 1894. Eleven tales by Eugene Field (1850-1895), known as "The Poet of Childhood", in a deluxe, compact binding. --- In dark navy cloth embellished with elaborate gilt and silver decorations and titling to front, back and spine, top edge gilt. With attractive engraved decorations to title page and at first letter of each story. Textblock fore-edges and lower edges untrimmed. --- A clean, firm copy though with prior owner's markings a... View more info

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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, 2-volume set (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)

By: FIELDING, Henry

Price: $71.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1981

Stock No.: 82259

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Henry Fielding (1707-1754) has been credited with co-founding the first police force in London. His classic "Tom Jones" was first published in 1749. This deluxe Franklin Library two-volume reprint edition is illustrated with the engravings of Hubert François Gravelot. An entry in publisher's 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 blue-grey bonded leat... View more info

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Journey in the Dark

By: FLAVIN, Martin

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 78283

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A handsome edition of the author's novel which tells the story of life of Sam Braden, who wanted, and got, much from his life. First published in 1943 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1944, also named the 1943-44 Harper Prize Novel. With illustrations by Charles Hamrick. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- In full dark red bonded leather with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on... View more info

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Stranger to the Game (Easton Press Signed First Edition series)

By: GIBSON, Bob; WHEELER, Lonnie

Price: $71.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82210

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition of this "autobiography" of the great baseball pitcher Bob Gibson, co-written by Mr. Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler. Offered in a signed (by both authors) first edition. Includes numerous black & white photos depicting people and scenes from Mr. Gibson's life. An entry in publisher's Signed First Edition series. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to c... View more info

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Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War (Easton Press Signed First Edition series)

By: GINGRICH, Newt; FORSTCHEN, William R. (authors); HANSER, Albert S. (contributing editor)

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82227

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound limited edition of the authors' novel of the U. S. Civil War. Offered in a first edition, signed by both authors. Number 308 of 1450 copies. The authors were assisted by contributing editor Albert S. Hanser. An entry in publisher's Signed First Edition series. Publisher's certificate and note about this work laid in. --- Bound in rich full brown bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers an... View more info

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In This Our Life

By: GLASGOW, Ellen

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 75404

Condition: Near Fine


With illustrations by Walter Rane. A handsome edition, in full green 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. Green silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy in excellent condition but with a litt... View more info

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The Ranger and Other Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: GREY, Zane

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 81292

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Franklin Library leatherbound edition offering a collection of four stories by Zane Grey. Includes his "The Ranger", "Canyon Walls", "Avalanche" and "From Missouri". Each with an illustration by four different artists, such Frederick Remington and C. M. Russell. With a painted portrait of Gray by Charles Hamrick. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number i... View more info

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The History of Western Science 1543-2001

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2006

Stock No.: 72152

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


Gorgeous volume traces the people and their discoveries. In decorative light blue and gilt design front & rear covers. Top edge bright gilt. Interior liberally dotted with pictures, is clean, bright & unmarked. Slipcase in generally good shape, but with small corner tears. [Any reference to dust jacket refers to this volume's slipcase. ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Uncle Remus (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: HARRIS, Joel Chandler

Price: $71.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 81794

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe Franklin Library leatherbound edition offering the classic childrens stories as told by Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus character, and featuring his many woodland creatures. With the charming illustrations by A. B. Frost, as in the earlier editions of this work. Includes a drawn portrait of Harris by Stan Hunter 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... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Bret Harte: Complete Edition

By: HARTE, Bret

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, James R. Osgood and Company: 1872

Stock No.: 75233

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


An ornate, though damaged, edition of Bret Harte's poetry. An early printing of work which first appeared in 1871. In full green cloth-covered beveled-edge boards with decorations and titling in bright gilt on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous unattributed b&w engravings. Each page framed with red line. --- Split at mid-volume, but textblock halves still attached to covers. Some pages loose or detached. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 333 pages View more info

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Twice-Told Tales (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #2)

By: HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Limited Editions Club: 1966

Stock No.: 78092

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


24 short stories by the master American storyteller Nathaniel Hawthorne, in a special limited edition. Selected and introduced by Wallace Stegner, and with illustrations by Valenti Angelo. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Stinehour Press of Lunenburg, Vermont. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Valenti Angelo. --- Boards covered in light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped titling on maroon leather spine ... View more info

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O. Henry: Selected Stories (Franklin Library Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: HENRY, O

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81441

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition presenting a collection of 38 of author's best short stories (of the 600+ he wrote). O. Henry was the principal pen name of William Sidney Porter (1862-1910). With illustrations by Betty Maxey and a portrait of the author by Jerome Podwil 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 ric... View more info

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A Bell for Adano

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 76546

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


1978 edition. Beautifully produced copy of author's heartwarming 1944 novel set in Sicily during the latter stages of World War II, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945. With illustrations by John Thompson. --- In full red leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with pink silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in... View more info

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Branded Outlaw Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services Inc: 1994

Stock No.: 74062

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations featuring a sixgun set against bluffs and buttes. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on addit... View more info