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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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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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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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Canterbury Tales (The Franklin Library)

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

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2275976

ISBN: 1127278185

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1981 Full-Leather. 617 pp. Green leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Woodcuts by William Caxton. The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury[2]) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.[3] In 1386, Chaucer became Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace and, in 1389, Clerk of the King's work.[4] It was during these years th... 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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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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The Mill on the Floss

By: Eliot, George [Evans, Mary Anne]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265111

Condition: Good


Faint stain to top page corner. 1981 Hard Cover. 536 pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the River Floss near the village of St. Oggs in the United Kingdom, evidently in the 1820s after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the Reform Act of 1832. Bot... View more info

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The Sound and the Fury

By: Faulkner, William; Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265126

Condition: Near Fine


A couple light scuffs to gilt on page ridges. 1979 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 362, [6] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black... View more info

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Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life

By: Flaubert, Gustave; Steegmuller, Francis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265121

Condition: Very Good


Front board faintly soiled, tiny light stain to top corner of about 70 pages. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 423, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Francis Steegmuller. Includes a special message for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books. In Madame Bovary, his story of a sh... 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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Henrik Ibsen: Four Plays - A Doll's House; Ghosts; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler

By: Ibsen, Henrik [Johan]; le Gallienne, Eva

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265094

Condition: Very Good


1979 Hard Cover. 403, [5] pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Eva le Gallienne, with illustrations by Tony Eubanks. Includes: A Doll's House; Ghosts; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler. 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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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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Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past)

By: Proust, Marcel; Moncrieff, C.K. Scott; Kilmartin, Terence

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265120

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1983 Hard Cover. xviii, 486, [6] pp. 8vo. Burgundy leather spine, red cloth boards, gilt title and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, red ribbon marker bound in. A reworking of the French Pleiade edition, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, with illustrations by Malcolm Liepke. Swann's Way is the most frequently read part of Proust's epic novel, Remembrance of Things Past (also known as In Search of Lost Time). ... View more info

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The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel

By: Rabelais, Francois; Cohen, J.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265131

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 714, [6] pp. 8vo. Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a young giant who becomes a cultured Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided by wisdom and by his idiotic, self-loving companion, Panurge. Francois ... View more info

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: Saint Augustine; Pusey, Edward Bouverie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265090

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 311, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Augustine's landmark autobiography contains many timely reflections on his own life and Christian theology. Translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey, with illustrations by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. View more info

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Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series Book 9) (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Sayers, Dorothy L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275574

Condition: Very Good


A bit smoky. 1989 Hard Cover. xiv, 301, [5] pp. 8vo. When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Wimsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye. A bit of cocaine, a hint of blackmail, and some wanton women can be read between the lines. And then there is the brutal succession of murders -- 5 of them -- each on... View more info

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The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

By: Sterne, Laurence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265133

Condition: Near Fine


1981 Hard Cover. 547, [3] pp. 8vo. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years...As its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram's narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything simply, that he must make explanator... View more info

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The Store (The Vaiden Trilogy Book 2)

By: Stribling, T.S. [Thomas Sigismund]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202748

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition. Signed by author on slip affixed to front flyleaf. 1/4 inch ink mark on spine, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1977 Full-Leather. 512 pp. Limited edition genuine maroon leather hardcover binding with 22 karat gold design on spine and covers, four raised spine bands, gilt page ridges, decorative textured linen endpapers, cream ribbon marker. Charcoal illustrations by Howard Rogers. The Store is a 1932 novel by Thomas Sigismund Stribling. It won the Pulitze... View more info

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The Daughter of Time (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Tey, Josephine

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1990

Seller ID: 2275492

Condition: Very Good


A bit smoky. 1990 Hard Cover. 204, [2] pp. 8vo. Maroon boards made to emulate Franklin's usual trademark leather, with gilt titles and decorations, family tree on endpapers. Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history's most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken ... View more info

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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 2197228

Condition: Near Fine


Faux leather reprint. 1982 Hard Cover. 533, [1] pp. 8vo. Crimson faux leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers -- struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect -- actually went to the heart of mid-Victorian English society, and had, in other times and other guises, led to civil war ... View more info

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The Aeneid of Virgil

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265113

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 425 pp. Grey leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. Virgil's epic poem, which remained unfinished upon his death, presented here in the translation of John Dryden, with illustrations by Johann Gruninger. View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265127

Condition: Very Good


A few scuffs to gilt on front boards and page ridge. 1979 Hard Cover. 154, [4] pp. 8vo. Dark green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century c... View more info

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Faust: Parts One and Two (The Franklin Library)

By: von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang; Priest, George Madison

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2275998

ISBN: 352001209X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1981 Full-Leather. 415 pp. Green leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Illustrated by Engelbert Siebertz. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that ... View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265128

Condition: Near Fine


A few light scuffs to gilt on page ridges. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 536, [4] pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. This edition based on the ninth, or 'Deathbed' Edition of 1892. Illustrated with photographs of Whitman's America. In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a ... View more info