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Romantic Poets: William Blake to Edgar Allan Poe

By: Auden, W.H.; Pearson, Norman Holmes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265129

Condition: Near Fine


1982 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 461, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. A collection of verse from various poets, edited by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, and illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Includes poems by: William Blake; Robert Burns; George Crabbe; Philip Freneau; Fitz-Greene Halleck; Sir Walter Scott; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; William Wordsworth; Hartle... View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

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... View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

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... 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

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... 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

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 Ba... View more info

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Wuthering Heights (The Franklin Library)

By: Bronte, Emily; Bronte, Charlotte

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2275974

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xii, 401 pp. Blue leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Illustrated by Alan Reingold. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë's only novel, was published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. It was written between October 1845 and June 1846.[1] Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey were accepted by publisher Thomas Newby before the success of their sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre. After Emily's death, Charl... 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

Publisher: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA: 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 decora... 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

Publisher: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA: 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 through... 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

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2285610

Condition: Near Fine


A couple small smudges along spine. 1975 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. [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... View more info

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Canterbury Tales (The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books)

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Nicolson, J.U.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press / The Franklin Library: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285062

Condition: Near Fine


1985 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 618 pp. 8vo. Printed by The Franklin Library for The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books. Black leather spine over blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Woodcuts by William Caxton. The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 138... View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $15.00

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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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2285669

Condition: Very Good


Page edges rubbed causing some loss of gilt. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 510 pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian wa... View more info

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Honey in the Horn

By: Davis, Harold L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2283481

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, two-page color frontispiece. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1936. Set in Oregon in the early years of the twentieth century, H. L. Davis’s Honey in the Horn chronicles the struggles faced by homesteaders as they attempted to settle down and eke out subsistence from a still-wild land. With sly humor and keenly... View more info

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Across the Wide Missouri (The Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics)

By: DeVoto, Bernard; Porter, Mae Reed

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1984

Seller ID: 2285630

Condition: Near Fine


1984 Full-Leather. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Foreword by Mae Reed Porter, illustrations from paintings by Alfred Jacob Miller and Charles Bodmer. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s. More than a history, it portrays the mountain fur trade as a way o... View more info

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The Personal History of David Copperfield (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285602

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly cocked, a few small imperfections to spine. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 816 pp. 8vo. Full dark brown leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Phiz. 'Of all my books, I like this the best.' So said Charles Dickens of David Copperfield, his most autobiographical novel, which incorporates large portions of a memoir that he had earlier abandoned. This... View more info

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John Donne Poems, with Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Engravings

By: Donne, John; Grierson, Herbert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265124

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs to gilt along fore-edge. 1982 Hard Cover. 430, [2] 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... 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 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

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

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2285605

Condition: Near Fine


1975 Full-Leather. 552 pp. 8vo. Original dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Jessie Coulson. 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, a... View more info

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The Great Gatsby (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1974

Seller ID: 2285663

Condition: Near Fine


1974 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 178, [4] pp. 8vo. Beige full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for t... 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

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 n... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Seller ID: 2285595

Condition: Very Good


A few faint spots on bottom edge and front board. 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 ... View more info

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The Old Man and the Sea (The Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1985

Seller ID: 2285664

Condition: Near Fine


A couple faint scuffs. 1985 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 125, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far... View more info

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The Iliad, in Contemporary Verse

By: Homer; Fitzgerald, Robert

Price: $35.00

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

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Four Plays (The Franklin Library)

By: Ibsen, Henrik; Le Gallienne, Eva

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2275975

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1979 Full-Leather. 403 pp. Red leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Illustrated by Tony Eubanks. CONTENTS: A Doll's House; Ghosts; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler. View more info

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The Ambassadors

By: James, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265095

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [1], 384 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 Mitchell Hooks. This complex tale of self-discovery (considered by the author to be his best work) traces the path of an aging idealist, Lambert Strether. Arriving in Paris with the intention of persuading his youn... View more info

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Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West (The First Edition Society)

By: Lash, Joseph P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2285620

Condition: Very Good


First edition, preceding the trade edition. Damage to front board corners, otherwise an excellent copy. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxix, [1], 826 pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Black-and-white photographs, maps preceding and following text. An account of the friendship and diplomacy of FDR and Winston Churchill during World War II. View more info

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Five Stories: Death in Venice, Tonio Kroger, Mario and the Magician, Disorder and Early Sorrow, Felix Krull (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Mann, Thomas; Burke, Kenneth; Lowe-Porter, H.T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2285639

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. 382 pp. 8 1/2 x 6. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Five short stories by the author of The Magic Mountain. Includes: Death in Venice, Tonio Kroger, Mario and the Magician, Disorder and Early Sorrow, Felix Krull. Illustrated by Robert Borja. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist,... View more info

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The Magic Mountain

By: Mann, Thomas; Lowe-Porter, H.T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265135

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 724, [2] pp. 8vo. Dark brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter. The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) is a novel by Thomas Mann, first published in November 1924. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th century German l... View more info

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Gone with the Wind

By: Mitchell, Margaret

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285642

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. 1038 pp. 8vo. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, red silk moire endpapers, red ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Robert Reid. The immortal novel of the American Civil War featuring the ultimate leading lady Scarlett O'Hara. Inspiration for the film starring Vivien Leigh & Clark Gable. View more info

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Moliere: Comedies (The Franklin Library)

By: Moliere [Jean-Baptiste Poquelin]; Frame, Donald M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284555

Condition: Near Fine


1985 Hard Cover. 503, [5] pp. 8vo. Original red leatherette hardcover binding, gilt titles and decorations, three raised spine bands, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers. Translated from the original French by Donald Frame, with illustrations by nineteenth-century painter Tony Johannot. A collection of comedic plays by the 17th century French dramatist. Includes: The School for Husbands; The School for Wives; The Misanthrope; Tartuffe or, the Impostor; The Miser; The Wo... View more info