Franklin Library Editions



According to Keithwease.com the following signed/limited edition titles from Franklin Library are rare. Should you come across one of these in good condition, you shouldn't hesitate to buy it (you know, if it's within your price range):
Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir (1979)
Bound in premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. 

Lists for US $170 - $320.
Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote (1979)
Bound in premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. 

Lists for US $150 to $1,125.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1990)
Bound in full leather with hubbed spines, gilt lettering and design work, all edges gilt, silk end papers, attached page marker. 

Lists from US $300 to $700. 
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1980)
Full red leather binding with vibrant gilt stamping to spine and boards; spine additionally decorated with four raised bands.

Lists from US $150 to $625. 
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1978)
Dark Blue Leather binding with gold gilt design. Hubbed spine. All page edges in gilt. Bound in ribbon marker. Silk endpapers. 

Lists from US $325 to $540.  
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving (1989)
Green full-leather covered boards beautifully decorated with gold designs.

Lists from US $225 to $650. 
Collected Plays (includes Death of a Salesman) by Arthur Miller (1980)
Bound in gilt-decorated gray leather. Limited and First Edition of his collected plays with a printed dedication to Marilyn Monroe and with a previously unpublished fifty-page foreword by Miller. Includes "All My Sons," "Death of a Salesman," "The Crucible," "A Memory of Two Mondays," and "A View from the Bridge." 

Lists from US $175 to $500. 
Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (1990)
Grey leather binding with gilt stamping & edges, with a satin marker ribbon. 

Lists from US $100 to $300. 
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (1980)
Full dark green leather binding with vibrant gilt stamping to spine and boards; spine additionally decorated with three raised bands. 

Lists from US $105 to $450. 
Five Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre (1978)
Bound in premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. 

Lists from US $175 to $460. 
The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner (1978)
Copper lettering on the spine with four raised cords, ornate gold decoration on the front cover. Foredges are gilded. 

Lists from US $65 to $185. 
Lust for Life by Irving Stone (1981)
Dark brown leather with four raised bands, gilt title and designs on spine, decorative gilt borders on boards. 

Lists from US $75 to $360. 
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1978)
Limited Edition bound in publisher's original brown leather with four raised bands on the spine. Decorated in gilt with gilt titles on spine. Illustrated by Alan E. Cober. With a special introduction for this edition by the author. 

Lists from US $269 to $850. 
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (1977)
 Full black LEATHER, raised spine bands, satin bookmark, moire endpapers, and gilt (gold) page edges, lettering, and decorations. 

Lists for US $100 to $375. 
Selected Plays by Tennessee Williams (1980 edition)
Brown leather binding with gilt edges and a satin marker ribbon. 

Lists from US $225 to $925. 










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