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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Houghton Mifflin trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 294 pp. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. A collection of short stories thematically focused on the Puritan ethic, by the lawyer and novelist. View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265117

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters. The story is set again... View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2285592

Condition: Very Good


Minimal loss of gilt. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2302578

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272516

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' booklet laid in. A few tiny scratches on base of front board, ink pictographic stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf. 1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translato... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2285611

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, the late Marthiel and Ja... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Carroll, Lewis (Rev. Charles Lutwidge)

Price: $250.00  $200.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1996832

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1975 Full-Leather. [iv], 161 pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations of hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades, with the white rabbit pictured in green on the front board. Green ribbon marker bound in, green silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Limited edition, part of The Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. Two tone illustrations by John Tenniel throughout. An exceptionally decorative edition of Carroll's classic work. This particular edition made a brief appearance in the television series Gotham, in a... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Carroll, Lewis (Rev. Charles Lutwidge)

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2140629

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy - no wear or internal marks. 1975 Full-Leather. [iv], 161 pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations of hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades, with the white rabbit pictured in green on the front board. Green ribbon marker bound in, green silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Limited edition, part of The Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. Two tone illustrations by John Tenniel throughout. An exceptionally decorative edition of Carroll's classic work. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 18... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Carroll, Lewis (Rev. Charles Lutwidge)

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2285610

Condition: Near Fine


A couple small smudges along spine. 1975 Full-Leather. [iv], 161, [3] pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations of hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades, with the white rabbit pictured in green on the front board. Green ribbon marker bound in, green silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Limited edition, part of The Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. Two tone illustrations by John Tenniel throughout. An exceptionally decorative edition of Carroll's classic work. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 1... View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265136

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 274, [6] pp. Black leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. A collection of plays by Anton Chekhov, including: The Cherry Orchard; The Sea Gull; The Three Sisters; Uncle Vanya. View more info

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Colette: Stories [Sidonie Gabrielle] (The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers)

By: Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292804

Condition: Very Good


Gilt on top page edge rubbed, ribbon marker a bit frayed at end, bookplate on front endpaper. 1977 Full-Leather. xi, 496 pp. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by David McCall Johnston and Chris Duke. A collection of stories by the French writer known for the originality of her narrative style. View more info

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Colette: Stories [Sidonie Gabrielle] (The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers)

By: Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2303196

Condition: Very Good


A few minor scuffs to boards. 1977 Full-Leather. xi, 496 pp. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by David McCall Johnston and Chris Duke. A collection of stories by the French writer known for the originality of her narrative style. View more info

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The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2286131

Condition: Very Good


Top edge and fore edge faintly foxed, otherwise an excellent copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 200 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, gilt titles & decoration, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Crane's famous work on the American Civil War, with color plates from paintings by, and illustrations from sketches by, Winslow Homer. View more info

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The Origin of Species [By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life] (The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Great Books of the Western World)

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298964

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly faded, edges of endpapers faded. 1978 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 610 pp. 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Darwin's landmark work on evolution and natural selection, with illustrations by Walter Rane. Darwin consolidated a lifetime of work in On the Origin of Species, compiling his discoveries from the voyage of the Beagle, his experiments, research and correspondence. He argues for the transmutation of species over time by the process of natural selection. His work... View more info

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Michel de Montaigne: Twenty-Nine Essays (The Franklin Library)

By: De Montaigne, Michel; Adler, Mortimer J. (Introduction); Frame, Donald M. (Translator)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 2302579

Condition: Near Fine


Bookplate on front free endpaper. 1982 Hard Cover. 481 pp. Original brown leatherette hardcover binding with gilt decorations, three raised spine bands, gilt lettering & page ridges, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Carol Wald. Essays is the title of a book written by Michel de Montaigne that was first published in 1580. Montaigne essentially invented the literary form of essay, a short subjective treatment of a given topic, of which the book contains a large number. Essai is French for 'trial' or 'attempt'. Montaigne wrote in a kind of crafted rhetoric designed to intrigue and involve t... View more info

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John Donne Poems, with Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Engravings (The Franklin Library)

By: Donne, John; Grierson, Herbert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 2302573

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 431 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine, red cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, red ribbon marker bound in. A collection of poems, edited by Sir Herbert Grierson, with reproductions of 16th and 17th century engravings, a brief introduction regarding these illustrations, and the following explanatory notes: The Printer to the Understanders; Hexastichon Bibliopolae; Hexastichon ad Bibliopolam; Dedication to the Edition of 1650; To John Donne, Donne, the delight of Phoebus; To Lucy, Countesse of Bedford, with M. Donnes Satyres,... View more info

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The Poems of John Donne

By: Donne, John; Kermode, Frank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266067

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to corners, endpaper edges a bit faded. Unused publisher bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. xxiv, [2], 198, [2] pp. 8vo. Original full navy blue leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. A collection of poems, selected, introduced, and annotated by Frank Kermode, with wood engravings by Irme Reiner. View more info

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Crime and Punishment (The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books)

By: Dostoevsky, Feodor [Fyodor]; Coulson, Jessie

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2296116

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly faded, minor 1/2 inch scuff to gilt on top edge. 1978 Full-Leather. 614 pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Jessie Coulson, with illustrations by Herbert Tauss. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who h... View more info

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The Mill on the Floss (The Franklin Library)

By: Eliot, George

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2292581

Condition: Near Fine


Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 536 pp. Green boards with gilt title on spine and decoration on boards. Page ridges gilt. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her ... View more info

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T.S. Eliot: Collected Poems, 1909-1962 (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Eliot, T.S. [Thomas Sterns]

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286254

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. 212 pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of poems by the Nobel Prize winning author known for The Waste Land. View more info

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Selected Letters of William Faulkner (The First Edition Society)

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286128

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor blemish on front board. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, [1], 594 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. a collection of letters by the author of Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. William Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning American author. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation is based on his novels, novellas and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasi... View more info

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Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books)

By: Flaubert, Gustave; Steegmuller, Francis

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press / The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2285613

Condition: Near Fine


1979 Hard Cover. 423, [5] pp. 8vo. Maroon leather spine, red cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Francis Steegmuller, with illustrations by Malcolm Liepke. Includes a special message for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books. In Madame Bovary, his story of a shallow, deluded, unfaithful, but consistently compelling woman living in the provinces of nineteenth-century France, Gustave Flaubert invented not only the modern novel but also a modern attitude toward human charact... View more info

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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (The Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century)

By: Ford, Madox Ford

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298960

Condition: Near Fine


Tiny scuff on page base, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1980 Full-Leather. xx, 305, [3] pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A chronicle of the tragedies in the lives of two seemingly ''perfect couples'' whose lives are far from perfect, this novel was loosely based on two real-life incidents of adultery and on Ford's own messy personal life. Using pre-First World War Europe as its stage, The Good Soldier is the unforgettable story of Edward Ashburnham, his wife Leonora, and their friends, John and Flor... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The Lakeside Classics Book 1)

By: Franklin, Benjamin

Price: $350.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1903

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292805

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Ink gift note on front endpaper, minimal cosmetic wear to boards. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 264, [2] pp. Original cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Franklin from the painting by Duplessis. The first volume in the collectible Lakeside Classics series. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuo... View more info

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Evidence of Love (The Franklin Library: The First Edition Society)

By: Grau, Shirley Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286137

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 243, [7] pp. 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Howard Rogers. Three voices are heard. There panoramic self-portraits unfold. Looking back into the past from the promontories of old age, they speak--a hedonist millionaire, his intellectual clergyman son, and his son's adventurous wife--examining their own lives and each other's for evidence of love: carnal love and sublimated l... View more info

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An American Prophet (The First Edition Society)

By: Green, Gerald

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286238

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Doubleday trade edition. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 230 pp. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Stan Hunter. A novel by the author best known for The Last Angry Man, who also won several awards for his writing for television and film. An American Prophet tells the story of a man resisting the development of land in the American southwest. View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294451

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [3] pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Chris Duke. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin... View more info

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A Farewell to Arms (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2286564

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 347, [3] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition published for subscribers of Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Includes illustrations by Barron Storey. The story of a troubled romance, set against the Italian campaign of World War I. Hemingway's third novel, and his first bestseller, which confirmed his status as one of the great's of American literature. He went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 195... View more info

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The Sun Also Rises (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298963

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. 1980 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 285, [7] pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition published for subscribers of Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Includes illustrations by Stan Hunter. The 1926 novel depicting time sent at the Pamplona bull fights by a group of disillusioned British and American expatriates. Hemingway went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Pri... View more info

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The Iliad, in Contemporary Verse

By: Homer; Fitzgerald, Robert

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265092

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 664 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Translated into contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald, with illustrations by W.T. Mars. View more info