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1 Catton, Bruce, A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, green leather, with elaborate gilt tooled d Very slight color shift on the end papers which happens to many of these older Franklin Books, else Fine. A beautiful book that would enhance any library. Like most Franklin Library books, this appears to have been put on a shelf upon receipt and never opened until we did so to catalog it. 553 pages. 9 1/8 x 7. 
Illustrated by Bob Dacey, maps; notes, index. Special message from the author written specially for this edition. A magnificent publication of Catton's great Civil War history. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Didion, Joan, A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1981. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, green leather, with elaborate gilt tooled d The silk moire end papers have tone-shifted along the edges to gold which happens with many of the older Franklin book of certain colors, else, Fine condition. A beautiful book that would enhance any library. 262 pages. 9 x 6 1/4. 
Illustrated by Oscar Liebman. Special message from the author. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Farrell, James T. YOUNG LONIGAN.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, olive leather, with gilt tooled decoration Slight color shift on the edges of the end papers that often happens with these older Franklin books, else Fine. Like most Franklin Library books, this appears to have been put on a shelf upon receipt and never opened until we did so to catalog it. 238 pages. 8 7/8 X 6. 
Illustrated with lovely duo tone drawings by Mitchell Hooks. Special message from the author written specifically for this edition. James T. Farrell's first novel which established Studs Lonigan as an icon of American fiction in a spectacular edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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4 Heller, Joseph, CATCH 22
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, blue leather, with gilt tooled decorations  As is usual with many of these older Easton books, there is a very light color shift on the edges of the moire end papers, else Fine condition. This is a beautifully designed and published book. It is doubtful that it was ever opened until we carefully did so to catalog it. 551 pages. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4. 
Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Catch-22, Heller's satirical, historical novel was first published in 1961. Set during the later stages of World War II, it is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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5 Homer, THE ODYSSEY.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. This volume was "published by The Franklin Library exclusively for subscribers to the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Great Books of the W Full, green leather, with elaborate gilt tooled de Fine condition. 664 pages. 9 x 6. 
"Map of the Travels of Odysseus (frontis.) and silhoutte figures beginning each book of The Iliad are the work of Quentin Fiore." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Irving, Washington, THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1985. Limited edition. Privately printed for members of the First Edition Society. Full, green leather, with gilt tooled decorations Color shift to gold on the edges of the end papers that often happens with these older Franklin books, else Fine. 388 pages. 9 x 6. 
Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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7 Jones, James, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. This is one of the Franklin Library's limited edition publication of The Collected Stories of the World's Best-Loved Books. Includes the Franklin L Full, red leather, with ornate gilt tooled decor There is an almost imperceptible color shift along the edges of the end papers that often happens with Franklin books using certain color moire, otherwise, this is a Fine book and would make a beautiful gift for a loved one. 870 pages. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 
Illustrated by Harlan M. Krakovitz. Jones' modern classic about the pre-World War II regular army in Hawaii. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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8 Lash, Joseph, ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN: THE STORY OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP BASED ON ELEANOR ROOSEVELT'S PRIVATE PAPERS.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1981. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Included is Franklin Lib Full navy blue leather, with elaborate gilt toole As with many of these older Franklin books, the edges of the end papers have toned to a golden color, else Fine, tight condition. A beautiful book that would enhance any library. 897 pages. 9 1/2 6 1/2. 
Double page frontispiece; Illustrated with facsimiles a family tree chart; references and index. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 Lash, Joseph, ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN; THE STORY OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP BASED ON ELEANOR ROOSEVELT'S PRIVATE PAPERS
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1981. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Included is Franklin Lib Full navy blue leather, with elaborate gilt toole Fine, tight condition. A beautiful book that would enhance any library. Like most Franklin Library books, this appears never to have been opened until we did so to catalog it. 897 pages. 9 1/2 6 1/2. 
Double page frontispiece; Illustrated with facsimiles a family tree chart; references and index. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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10 McCarthy, Mary, BIRDS OF AMERICA.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1981. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, blue leather, with gilt tooled decorations, Fine, tight condition. A beautiful book that would enhance any library. Like most Franklin Library books, this appears to have been put on a shelf upon receipt and never opened until we did so to catalog it. 341 pages. 9 x 6 1/4. 
Illustrated with lovely full-page black-and-white drawings by James Campbell. Special message from the author written specifically for this edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Miller, Arthur, ARTHUR MILLER'S COLLECTED PLAYS.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1980. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, green leather, with elaborate gilt tooled d Two tiny white spots on fore edge of leather, else Near Fine Condition. 437pages. 9 1/2 6 1/2. 
Illustrated by Barron Storey. Special message from the author written for this edition. Included are Miller's great American classic plays: All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View From The Bridge; 
Price: 115.00 USD
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12 Shakespeare, William, THE PLAYS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (3 Volumes of 7, Volumes I, II and III).
Franklin Center, Pa. The Franklin Library. 1978. The 25th Anniversary Liimited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. Bound in full red leather, with elaborate gilt-st A fine copy in a spectacular binding and edition. Vol. I, 460 pages: Vol. II, 506 pages; Vol. III,  
Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright and illustrated by William Oakes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Stegner, Wallace, THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. t to As with many of these older Franklin Books, the silk end papers have a tendency to fade or color shift and these have too. It does not detract from the overall condition of the book, which is Near Fine. This is magnificent example of the art of publishing...a beautiful book. 733 pages. 9 5/8 x 6 1/2. 
Illustrated with full page watercolors by Charles Reid. Special message from the author prepared just for this edition.. Stegner says in his special message: The first of my books to acheieve wide recognition...was an attempt to capture in the experiences of a single family the social and psychological consequences of the ending of the f rontier and the pinching out of the American Dream. Of all my novels, it is the most deeply rooted in history and sociology." This cataloger read the book years ago and its fine writing and depth is still with me. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Stone, Irving, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY: A NOVEL OF MICHELANGELO.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, red leather, with very elaborate gilt toole There is light fade to the edges of the end papers, else Fine, pristine condition. This is magnificent example of the art of publishing...a big, lush, beautiful book and signed by Stone. 844 pages. 9 1/2 x 6 3/4. 
Illustrated by Bruce Waldman; notes, bibliography. There is a two page special message written by the author for the subscribers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Styron, William, LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1982. Limited edition and signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full burgundy leather, with gilt tooled decorati Fine. It appears that the first time this book has been opened is when we did so to catalogue it. It is really a handsome book. 497 pages. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. 
Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Steven H. Stroud. Special message written by the author for this edition. A spectacular edition of Styron's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Styron, William, THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin LIbrary. 1979 "A Limited Edition", Signed by Styron on a special signature page. Bound in full brown leather, with elaborate gilt- Slight dulling and a faint scratch on the upper gilt edges, else a Fine copy. 441 pages. 9 1/4 X 6 3/8. 
Illustrated by Ann Grifalconi. An historic novel about Nat Turner, an educated slave who in 1831 led a violent uprising---the only major slave rebellion in the American South. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Vidal, Gore, BURR.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, grey-green leather, with elaborate gilt too Fine, pristine condition. It is obvious that this book was never opened until we did so to catalog it. 524 pages. 9 1/2 6 1/2. 
Illustrated. Special message from the author written for this edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Vidal, Gore, LINCOLN: A NOVEL.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1984. "First edition" thus, signed by Vidal on the front, blank end paper. It states that it is limited, but no limitation numbers noted. Bound in full blue leather, with gilt-stamped dec Former owner's tasteful, circular embossed seal on the signature page, hard to see. Except as noted Fine. 657 pages. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 
Double-page frontis. and illustrated with full-page drawings by Thomas B. Allen. "We have all been exposed to a lifetime of Lincoln stories...flashes of his kindness, his human touch, his humor, his common sense. But that is all most of us have gotten--just the flashes. Here are more than 650 pages full of the wole richness of Lincoln--the total man." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Vonnegut, Kurt, SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE OR THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE : A DUTY DANCE WITH DEATH
Franklin Center, Pa. The Franklin Library. 1978. Franklin Library's Signed "First" Edition. Signed by Vonnegut on the front blank end paper with a tissue guard over it.. Bound in full light-brown leather, with intricate Fine condition 173 pages. 9 3/8 X 6 1/2. 
Illustrated with drawings by Alan E. Cober. A one-page special message to subscribers from Kurt Vonnegut. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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20 Welty, Eudora, THE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTER.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1980. This is a limited edition that has been signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, red leather, with gilt tooled decorations, Two almost imperceptible dots on the top edge and one on the fore edge, else a book in fine condition.. This is magnificent example of the art of publishing...a beautiful book and signed by Eudora Welty. 194 pages. 8 7/8 x 6 1/8. 
Illustrated by Howard Rogers. Special message from the author. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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