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    $48.00

    The Shoes of the Fisherman by West, Morris

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. A clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine. Signed by West on a front free end paper, tissue guarded.. Black leather with gilt decoration all around. Three raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 303 pp. with illustrations by Dennis Lyall. With a message to subscribers, written by West especially for this edition.


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    $175.00

    THE DECAMERON Franklin Library by Boccaccio, Giovanni

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Bound in one quarter premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Decorated endsheets and with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition. This Special Edition was prepared for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books. ; The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    $40.00

    Essays, First & Second Series by Emerson, Ralph Waldo

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1984. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy.. Saddle brown leather/boards; gilt decoration to spine/covers; 4 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. AEG. Silk moire end papers with matching sating place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 400 pp. with illustrations by Quentin Fiore. From the series, The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature, a limited edition collection published under the auspices of The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration by The Franklin Library.


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    $40.00

    The Affluent Society by Galbraith, John Kenneth

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine but for age fading to edges of moire end papers. Otherwise, a beautiful, tight, unread copy. Signed by Galbraith on a front free end paper, with tissue guard.. Teal leather/boards; elaborate gilt decoration on covers and spine. Gilt lettering and 3 raised bands on spine. All edges gilt; moire end papers with matching place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket; as issued. 384 pp. with no illustrations. Included is a special message from the author to the subscribers and a 25-page introduction.


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    $375.00

    Slaughterhouse-Five or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death by Vonnegut, Kurt

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine but with some fading to moire end papers, as is common in these editions. Signed on a front free end paper, with tissue guard.. Saddle-brown leather/boards; gilt decoration all around with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching stain place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 173 pp. with bw illustrations by Alan E. Cober. Includes a message, special to this edition, from the author to the subscribers.


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    $60.00

    The Bourne Supremacy by Ludlum, Robert

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1986. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Crisp, tight, unread copy. Signed by Ludlum on a front free end paper. Saddle brown leather/boards; gilt decoration all around. Gilt lettering and 5 raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers with bronze satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 597 pp. with illustrations by Hodges Soileau. Includes a special message for this, the first edition, by the author.


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    $100.00

    Marjorie Morningstar by Wouk, Herman

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1981. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. A clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine but for very light fading to end paper edges, common in these editions. Signed by Wouk on a front free end paper, with tissue guard.. Moss green leather with gilt decoration all around. Four raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 628 pp. with illustrations by Alan Reingold. With a message to subscribers, written by Wouk especially for this edition. Includes a note to the reader.


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    $95.00

    Congo by Crichton, Michael

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1980. Leather bound. Fine; a beautiful, tight, unread copy.. Evergreen leather/boards; gilt filigree decoration on covers and spine; 3 raised bands on spine with gilt lettering. Moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. All edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. (NOT a signed edition.). Published for the First Edition Society with a special message to the members, by the author. This was the book upon which the popular movie of the same name was based.


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    $85.00

    The Optimist's Daughter by Welty, Eudora

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. A clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine. Signed by Welty on a front free end paper, tissue guarded.. Crimson leather with gilt decoration all around. Three raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 194 pp. with illustrations by Howard Rogers. With a message to subscribers, written by Welty especially for this edition.


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    $40.00

    War Within and Without : Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1939-1944 by Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Leather bound. Fine but for one small spot to bottom edge of front cover. Unread, tight, beautiful copy.. Maroon leather/boards; gilt decoration all around. Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Maroon moire end papers and matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 454 pp. with occasional photographic and facsimile illustrations. Includes a special message from the author to the members of The First Edition Society. With editorial notes and a list of illustrations.


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    $200.00

    Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy.. Decorative green leather; 3 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. All edges gilt. No dust jacket, as issued. 401 pp. with illustrations of Charles E. Brock. Limited Edition published for the subscribers to The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books.


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    $68.00

    The Snow Leopard by Matthiessen, Peter

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Leather bound. Fine but for edge fading to end papers, common in these editions.. Butterscotch leather/boards with gilt decoration all around. Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No jacket, as issued. 348 pp. with bw map. Limited First Edition of this title, printed exclusively for The First Edition Society. Includes a special message to the members from the author.


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    $274.95

    TWELVE ILLUSTRIOUS LIVES Franklin Library by Plutarch

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    $60.00

    Mary Queen of Scots by Fraser, Antonia

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1981. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Beautiful condition. A tight, unread copy.. Crimson leather/boards; gilt decoration to covers and spine; gilt lettering and 3 raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Crimson moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 660 pp. with 46 bw illustrations from various sources. Includes a special message to subscribers by the author, genealogical charts for English and Scottish succession, and a list of the illustrations.


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    $65.00

    The Haj by Uris, Leon

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1984. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Pristine, unread, clean, tight copy. Signed on a front free end paper.. Saddle brown leather with gilt decoration; gilt lettering and 3 raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers with satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 566 pp. with illustrations by Reinord Von Whitt-Pritchette and 4 detailed maps. With a message from the author, special to this edition. Also includes a few pages of preliminary information pertinent to the text.


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    $125.00

    The Cider House Rules by Irving, John

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1985. Signed First Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Unread, clean, tight copy in pristine condition.. Chocolate brown leather/boards with gilt decoration to covers and spine. Decorative end papers; satin place-holder ribbon. All edges gilt. 548 pp. with bw frontis by Scott Reynolds. No jacket, as issued. Published the same year as William Morrow's first trade edition, by special arrangement, but Franklin Library "signed limited first editions" are commonly accepted as the "real" first editions. (See Keith Wease's home page for great information on Franklin Library publications.) The book that was adapted into the award-winning film.


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    $55.00

    War and Remembrance by Wouk, Herman

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. limited first edition. Leather bound. Fine. A clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine but for very light fading to end paper edges, common in these editions.. Darkest green leather with gilt decoration all around. Four raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Evergreen silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 1121 pp. with illustrations by Harlan M. Krakovitz. A bit heavy at 5 pounds and may require extra shipping charges. With a foreword and historical notes by the author.


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    $40.00

    The Wall by Hersey, John

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1982. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. An unread, tight, clean copy. Signed by the author on a front free end paper, tissue-guarded.. Darkest green leather with gilt decoration all around. Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Moss-green moire end papers and satin place-holder ribbon. No jacket, as issued. 179 pp. with b7 w illustrations by Luba Krugman Gurdus. Includes a special message to subscribers from John Hersey and and Editor's Prologue.


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    $45.00

    Stories by Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Crisp, tight, unread copy. Pristine.. Crimson leather with gilt decoration all around. Four raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No jacket, as issued. 438 pp. with illustrations by David McCall Johnston. Translated from the French by Roger Senhouse. Published exclusively for subscribers to The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers.


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    $85.00

    Deliverance by Dickey, James

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1970. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. A beautiful, tight, unread copy, signed by the author on a front free end paper, with tissue guard.. Red leather with gilt decoration on covers and spine. Three raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. All edges gilt. Red moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. 276 pp. with 5 color illustrations by Barron Storey. A beautiful limited edition of this classic which includes a special message to subscribers by the author. The novel on which the movie of the same name was based.


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    $85.00

    Nana by Zole, Emile

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1982. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy. Some fading to edges of moire end papers, common in these editions.. Brown leather/boards with gilt decoration all around. Gilt lettering and 3 raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 511 pp. with nineteenth-century engravings. Limited Edition published for the subscribers to The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books. Translated by George Holden.


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    $245.00

    Other Voices, Other Rooms by Capote, Truman

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979. Signed by the Author. Leather bound. Fine; a beautiful, tight, unread copy. Signed by Capote on a blank preliminary front page.. Dark chocolate leather/boards; gilt decoration on covers and spine with two raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Moire end papers and matching stain place-holder ribbon. All edges gilt. 194 pages with color illustrations by Bob Dacey. No dust jacket, as issued. A limited edition. Includes a special message to the subscribers from the author and a list of books he wrote.


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    $75.00

    The Best of Saki by Saki [H.H. Munro]; Graham Greene

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1985. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy.. Decorative black leather; 3 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Grey silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. All edges gilt. No dust jacket, as issued. xvii, [7], 276 pp. with illustrations by Jim Spanfeller. Limited Edition published for the subscribers to The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books.


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    $70.00

    Gimpel the Fool by Singer, Isaac Bashevis

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. Unread, clean, crisp, tight copy. Pristine. Signed on a front free end paper by Singer; tissue guard.. Evergreen leather/boards; gilt decoration all around with 3 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. All edges gilt. No jacket, as issued. [xvi], 223, [1] pp. with illustrations by Phero Thomas. Includes a message to subscribers special to this edition. A volume of short stories, all providing an important view of Jewish history.


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    $50.00

    [Selected Writings] : Common Sense, The American Crisis, The Age of Reason by Paine, Thomas; Moncure Daniel Conway (Editor)

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1983. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, crisp, tight, unread copy.. Crimson leather/boards; gilt decoration all around. Three raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. AEG. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. 386 pp. with illustrations from original woodcuts by Thomas Paine's contemporaries. From the series, The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature, a limited edition collection published under the auspices of The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration by The Franklin Library.


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