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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Ciardi, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2286233

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs. 1977 Full-Leather. 791, [5] pp. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse, with notes, by John Ciardi, with engravings by Gustave Dore. The complete verse translation of all three parts of Dante's Divine Comedy, together in one volume. Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphe... View more info

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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

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

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

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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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 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

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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Trent's Last Case (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Bentley, E. C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Seller ID: 2292580

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1988 Hard Cover. 187 pp. Green boards with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on boards. Page ridges gilt. On Wall Street, the mere mention of the name Sigsbee Manderson is enough to send a stock soaring—or bring it tumbling back to earth. Feared but not loved, Manderson has no one to mourn him when the gardener at his British country estate finds him facedown in the dirt, a bullet buried in his brain. There are bruises on his wrist and blood on his clothes, but no clue that will lead the police to the murderer. It will take an amateur to—inadvertently—show them the way... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream... (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Bunyan, John; Venables, Edmund

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286243

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. 381, [5] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color illustrations by William Blake. Includes publisher's preface and How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian travels on the road to salvation from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City, is presented as a dream... 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 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

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 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

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 illustrations by John Tenniel throughout. An exceptionally decorative edition of Carroll's classic work. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: C... View more info

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The Songlines (The Franklin Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289833

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Viking Penguin trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1987 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 293, [3] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color reproductions of bark paintings by Aborigines. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. The late Bruce Chatwin carved o... 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 1387 and 1400. In 1386, Chaucer became Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace and, in 1389, Clerk of the King's work. It was... 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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Colette: Stories [Sidonie Gabrielle]

By: Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Price: $30.00

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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The Moonstone (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Seller ID: 2292576

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 494 pp. Red boards with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on boards. Page ridges gilt. The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel. It is generally considered to be the first detective novel, and it established many of the ground rules of the modern detective novel. The story was originally serialised in Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are widely considered to be Collins's best novels, and Collins adapted The Moonstone for t... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2287026

Condition: Good


1981 printing, part of The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books. End matter and edges lightly stained, boards lightly soiled. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 377, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes designs based on bead-work of the Eastern Woodland Tribes. 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 war to vivid ... 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

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 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2286239

Condition: Near Fine


1975 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 507, [3] pp. 8vo. Brown 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 from line drawings by Juan Carlos Barberis. 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 observed detail, Davis pays homage to the indomitable character of Oregon’s restless people and dramatic landscapes withou... 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, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound m... View more info

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Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes (The Franklin Library)

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291426

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 483, [17] pp. 8vo. Sherlock Holmes atlas follows text. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks. Grey faux leather boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, map and Baker Street floor plan on endpapers. CONTENTS: A Scandal in Bohemia; The Red-Headed League; A Case of Identity; The Boscombe Valley Mystery; The Man with the Twisted Lip; The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle; The Adventure of the Speckled Band; The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor; The Adventure of the Copper Beeches; Silver Blaze; The Musgrave Ritual; The Naval Treaty... View more info

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The Mill on the Floss (The Franklin Library)

By: Eliot, George

Price: $10.00

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

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

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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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (The Franklin Library)

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2292582

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 736, [2] pp. Green boards with gilt title on spine and decoration on boards. Page ridges gilt. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson. A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adve... 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 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 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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Father Melancholy's Daughter (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Godwin, Gail

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289829

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the William Morrow trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Spine faded. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 404 pp. 8vo. Purple full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Vivienne Flesher. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. The novels of Gail Godwin are conte... View more info