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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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Wuthering Heights (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2286242

Condition: Near Fine


1975 Full-Leather. 338 pp. 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Lithographs by Barnett Freedman. Includes publisher's preface, 'How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, biographical notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, editor's preface to the 1850 edition, and family tree of characters. The classic novel of consuming passions, played out against the lonely moors of northern England, recounts the turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff. A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the story remains as... 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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The Tax Inspector (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289808

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 279, [3] pp. 8vo. Full dark green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Two-page color frontispiece by Nanette Biers. 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. Granny Catchprice runs her... 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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Eight Plays (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286136

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 572 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of eight plays by Anton Chekhov, including: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; The Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard; The Bear; The Proposal; A Jubilee. 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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The Lyre of Orpheus (The Cornish Trilogy Book 3) (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289806

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's insert laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. 472 pp. 8vo. Full dark green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Frontispiece, illustrations, and decorative borders by Sherilyn VanValkenburgh. 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 third book in Davies's Corn... 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 Centurion (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: De Hartog, Jan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289826

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Harper & Row trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's insert laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xxii, 286 pp. 8vo. Full light brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Frontispiece by John Rush and map of Roman Britain precede title page. 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. A nautical novel by the Du... View more info

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Brotherly Love (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Dexter, Pete

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289827

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Random House trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's insert laid in. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 274 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Two-page color frontispiece by Larry Winborg. 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. After his fat... 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 celebrated coming-of-age story marks Dickens's initial use of a first-person narrator and includes two of his most memorable... 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 Bibliopolam; Dedication to the Edition of 1650; To John Donne, Donne, the delight of Phoebus; To Lucy, Countesse of Bedford,... 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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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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Nine Plays: Medea; The Trojan Women; Orestes; Electra; Iphigenia in Tauris; The Bacchae; Alcestis; Hippolytus; Heracles (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Euripides; Warner, Rex; Lattimore, Richmond; Arrowsmith, William; Vermeule, Emily Townsend; Bynner, Witter; Grene, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286236

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. 653, [5] pp. 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of nine plays by the Greek tragedian, released in this limited edition as part of Franklin's '100 Greatest Books of All Time'. Translated by Rex Warner, Richmond Lattimore, William Arrowsmith, Emily Townsend Vermeule, Witter Bynner, and David Grene, with illustrations by Quentin Fiore. View more info