Fiore, Quentin. FINE. FINE. This Franklin Library Limited edition is bound in navy blue genuine leather with elegant 22-karat gold accents. Gilt lettering on classic hubbed spines of three raised bands dividing four panels. All edges gilt to protect against dust and moisture. Sapphire blue-colored moire endpapers, and sewn-in silk ribbon book mark. Pages are thread-sewn for strength and durability, have long-lasting, acid-neutral, archival quality paper, and a handsome, readable typeface. This book appears to never have been opened or read. 349pp. Clean, tight, bright. This book addresses the profound human issues in history and in our time.
Near Fine in Not Issued jacket. 8vo-over 7æ"-9æ" tall. Hardcover, bound in full dark blue leather, heavily decorated in 22 karat gold. All edges gilt. Silk moire end-papers and silk ribbon marker bound-in. 349 pages. Index. Illustrated by Quentin Fiore. Limited edition. First printing thus by the Franklin Library. Genuine leather and quality craftsmanship combine to make this, the earliest rendition of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature by Franklin, still the best modern example of these classics. Of the three binding styles offered by Franklin Library, this is the de luxe edition. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, attractive copy. Great shelf appearance. Very minor dust mottling to gilt on top edge and deep blue silk end-papers fading to purple at extremities, as per usual, else as new. Includes 22 page pamphlet "Notes from the Editor". Near fine. Scans on request.
Very good. Limited edition, first printing. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Full leather, all edges gilt. Like New but for bookplate present and a minor bump to top right corner, as pictured. Secure packaging for safe delivery.
Fine. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery.; The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 349 pages.
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