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1 Burgess, Anthony, THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1985. Franklin Library's Signed "First" Edition for members of the Signed First Edition Society. Signed by Burgess on the front blank end paper. Bound in full brown leather, with elaborate gilt- Former owner's tasteful, circular embossed seal on the signature page, hard to see. Except as noted Fine. A beautiful addition to any library or book shelf. 379 pages. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 
Illustrated by Ronald DeFelice. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Capote, Truman, OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS.
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. Laid in is Franklin Lib Full, rich, deep brown leather, with elaborate, g Fine, pristine condition. This is magnificent example of the art of publishing...a literary and design work of art. 194 pages. 8 7/8 x 5 7/8. 
Illustrated with beautiful full-page color plates by Bob Dacey. Special message from the author written for this edition. A spectacular copy of Capote's first novel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Catton, Bruce and William B. Catton. THE BOLD AND MAGNIFICENT DREAM: AMERICA'S FOUNDING YEARS, 1492-1815.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited edition. This is one of the Franklin Library's limited first edition publications for members of the First Edition Society. Full, Brown leather, with gilt tooled decoration Fine condition. No indication of prior ownership and no blemishes. 643 pages.. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. 
Illustrated by Dennis Lyall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 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 in light green ink, signature page has a tissue guard. Full, green leather, with elaborate gilt tooled d As with many of this publisher's books, the end papers have age-toned to a lighter shade of brown along the edges, 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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5 Dickey, James, DELIVERANCE.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1981. Limited edition and signed by the author on the front free end paper, signature page has a tissue guard. Full red leather, with gilt tooled decorations,  Fine. It appears that the first time this book has been opened is when we did so to catalogue it. 276 pages. 8 1/2 x 6. 
Illustrated with stunning full-page color plates by Barron Storey.. Special message written by the author for this edition. A beautiful edition of Dickey's riveting adventure story. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 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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7 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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8 Fraser, Antonia, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
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. Full, burgundy leather, with elaborate, bold gilt Fine Condition. 660 pages. 9 3/8 x 6 3/8. 
Illustrated with reproductions of vintage paintings, facsimiles, etc. Reference Notes and Index. Double Page Succession Tree showing succession of English Royal Family from Henry VII to Mary. Special message from the author written specially for this edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 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: 225.00 USD
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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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: 20.00 USD
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14 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 Libr Full navy blue leather, with elaborate gilt tooled 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: 20.00 USD
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15 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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16 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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17 Miller, Arthur, Archibald Macleish and Edward Albee, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, J. B., and A DELICATE BALANCE.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1986. Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics. This book received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction of 1962. Full, blue leather, with geometric design tamped  Fine condition. This is a beautiful example of the art of book design. There are no blemishes or evidence of prior ownership. 264 pages. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. 
Frontispiece illustration for each of the plays, These plays received the Drama Pulitzer Play for the years 1949, 1959 and 1967. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Oates, Joyce Carol, MYSTERIES OF WINTERTHURN.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1984. Signed by Oates on the front, blank end paper. Bound in full brown leather, with gilt-stamped dec Former owner's tasteful, circular embossed seal on the signature page, hard to see. Except as noted Fine. 481 (2) pages. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 
Double-page frontis. Illustrated by Daniel Maffia. Map. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 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-sta A fine copy in a spectacular binding and edition. Vol. I, 460 pages: Vol. II, 506 pages; Vol. III, 5 
Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright and illustrated by William Oakes. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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20 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. Full, warm brown leather, with elaborate, gilt too 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: 75.00 USD
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