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Exit Lady Masham, Auchincloss, Louis
1 Auchincloss, Louis Exit Lady Masham
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1983 First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Here is another beautiful Leather-Bound First edition from the Franklin Library. The volume is in Very Fine condition and I only removed it from its shrink-wrap to verify the signature. It is as tight and as clean as the day it was published in 1983. It is bound in Beautiful red leather with raised hubs on the spine and ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are marbled. The volume also has a bound-in satin bookmark. It contains a special introduction to this Edition written by Louis Auchincloss, which appears in no other edition of this title. The story of this book is set in England almost 300 years ago and is something of a departure for Mr. Auchincloss who is primarily known for books about the power elite of American business and society. Now he writes about an Englishwoman who rose, from being a laundress on a great estate, to be one of the confidantes and advisors of Queen Anne. It is a richly told story and a wonderful read. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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Rector of Justin, The, Auchincloss, Louis
2 Auchincloss, Louis Rector of Justin, The
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1977 1st Thus Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
Louis Auchincloss is one of the finest writers of twentieth century fiction and this is a book that is well worth owning and reading. Auchincloss considers this book to be his best and most people agree with him. The volume is one of the Franklin Deluxe Limited editions with the tissue guard protecting the signature of the author. It is bound in full brown leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published in 1977 by the Franklin Library, has gilt on all edges and it is just beautiful. There is a very slight dusting to the top-edge of the volume. It is in Fine condition and runs to 417 pages. I do not believe that the book has ever been read as it is so tight and pristine. It contains a special introduction from Mr. Auchincloss that appears in no other edition of this title. This offering also includes the 22 page booklet that accompanied the book on publication. This volume would make a wonderf gift for yourself or for a friend. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Advise and Consent, Drury, Allen
3 Drury, Allen Advise and Consent
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1977 1st Thus Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This Limited Deluxe edition from The Franklin Library is one of the more difficult Franklin Signed editions to find. The volume is one of the Franklin Deluxe Limited editions with the tissue guard protecting the signature of Allen Drury. It is bound in full leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published in 1977 by the Franklin Library, has gilt on all edges and the book has never been read. However,it was previously owned by an elderly lady who while respecting the books, did not store them properly and thus there is some mottling of the gilt to the fore-edge and the top edge is slightly dusted. Otherwise the book is in Fine condition. This volume runs to 714 pages.It contains a special introduction from Mr. Drury that appears in no other edition of this title. This offering also includes the 22 page booklet that accompanied the book on publication. Allen Drury was a premier political novelist of the twentieth century. Advise and Consent, first published in 1959 is his first work of fiction.It was a national bestseller for two years and it was adapted for stage and screen. Drury's story is of the very human people behind the great events of government. This novel has captured America's imagination in a way equaled by few books in our country's history. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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Call, The, Hersey, John
4 Hersey, John Call, The
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1985 First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
True first edition in as new, unread condition. The signed first is from the Franklin Library and is bound in full leather with decorative gilt gracing both covers as well as the spine. All of the volumes edges are gilt and the spine has lovely raised hubs. The endpapers are marbled. A satin ribbon bookmark is attached. The book has only been opened to verify the signature. Mr. Hersey, the son of a china missionary, drew on the journals and correspondence of his parents to weave the tale of the fictional David Treadup who has answered the call to spread Christianity among the Chinese people. This is historical fiction at its best. A truly epic tale of some 700 pages. There is a letter from the publisher laid in as well as a Special message from John Hersey appearing only in the first edition. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Naked and the Dead, The, Mailer, Norman
5 Mailer, Norman Naked and the Dead, The
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1979 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 4to Signed by Author
This is the Beautiful Franklin Deluxe edition of Norman Mailer's first and most famous novel. Published in 1979 on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the book's original appearance, this copy is bound in full leather with gilt decorations on the boards and the spine. It is signed by Norman Mailer and there is a tissue guard protecting his signature. There is a bound-in ribbon bookmark and all of the edges are gilt. The volume is in fine, unread condition although there is some very slight wear from age to the top edge gilt. This book makes a wonderful presentation. The Naked and the Dead has been hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the second world war and the greatest combat novel ever written by an American. It is written in down-to-earth, journalistic detail, and the story follows a platoon of marines who are stationed on a Japanese-held island. The Naked and the Dead is representative of the finest in Twentieth century American Writing. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Hong Kong, Morris, Jan
6 Morris, Jan Hong Kong
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1988 First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Considered by many to be the world's best travel writer, Jan Morris has been visiting Hong Kong since the 1950's. This volume was published in 1988 before the british handed over the city to China. In her book Jan Morris gives a portrait of a burgeoning and incredibly vibrant city and she creates a lasting monument to it. Morris captures mood and feeling rather than just facts and she has the ability to transport the reader to her exotic destinations. This copy is in As New condition and was only opened to verify the signature. This true First Edition was published by the Franklin Library in 1988. It is bound in full red leather with raised hubs on the spine and gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are marbled and the book has a bound-in satin bookmark and a perfect Jan Morris signature on the first blank page following the ffep. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Summer's Lease, Mortimer, John
7 Mortimer, John Summer's Lease
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1988 First Edition Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is the true First edition of John Mortimer's Summer's Lease. It is in Fine condition but for a couple of really tiny scratches to the gilt on the bottom edge. It is signed by Mr. Mortimer and it makes a wonderful presentation. John Mortimer is an English author who in this case sets his story in Tuscany, Italy, a very anglicized area of the country. Mortimer says that it is a world that beckons the visitor into a realm of mystery and good and evil that is far beyond the mundane concerns of contemporary England. This true First Edition was published by the Franklin Library in 1988. It is bound in full blue-green leather with raised hubs on the spine and gilt decoration on the spine and boards. It has a bound-in satin bookmark and marbled endpapers. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Marya, a Life, Oates, Joyce Carol
8 Oates, Joyce Carol Marya, a Life
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1986 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is another beautiful Leather volume from the Franklin Library. Published in 1986, Marya, A Life met with critical acclaim as one of Ms. Oates finest works. This copy is in Fine condition but for some very minor dusting of the bottom edge gilt. It is fairly difficult to see. The book is bound in full leather with raised hubs on the spine and a gilt graphic on the boards. It is very tight and crisp. It has a bound-in satin bookmark and a perfect Joyce Carol Oates signature. It also contains a special introduction to the First Edition written by Ms. Oates, which appears in no other edition of this book. Joyce Carol Oates has said that this book will very likely remain the most "personal" of her novels. Though it is not, in the strictest sense, autobiographical. She says that Marya was a very difficult book to write because it is both personal and fictional. This is a wonderful novel and certainly one of this author's best. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Them, Oates, Joyce Carol
9 Oates, Joyce Carol Them
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1979 1st Thus Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Here is one of Joyce Carol Oates most moving novels. It is based on the life experiences of a woman that Oates met when she was teaching English at the University of Detroit. She describes this novel as a "history in fictional form". This is the only novel by Joyce Carol Oates that is prefaced by an author's note which shares some of the background of the novel and gives some details as to the novel's construction. This is one of the Franklin Deluxe editions with the tissue guard protecting the author's signature. The book is in Fine condition but for some very light spotting to the gilt on the top-edge. Published in 1979 this beautiful book is bound in full leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published by the Franklin Library is gilt on all edges. It contains a special introduction from Joyce Carol Oates that appears in no other edition of this title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 89.00 USD
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You Must Remember This, Oates, Joyce Carol
10 Oates, Joyce Carol You Must Remember This
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1987 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This beautifully bound leather volume is in Very Fine condition. It is a True First Edition from this author. All corners are square and the volume is absolutely clean, tight and crisp. It was published by the Franklin library in 1987. It is bound in Full leather with raised hubs on the spine and ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. All edges are gilt and the book has a bound-in satin bookmark and a fine Joyce Carol Oates Signature. It also contains a special introduction to the First Edition written by Ms. Oates that is found in no other edition of this title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Time of Change, A, Salisbury, Harrison E.
11 Salisbury, Harrison E. Time of Change, A
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1988 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Very Fine edition written by one of the most acclaimed reporters and commentators of our time. Of this volume, Harrison Salisbury says "I write of reporting in this day, of complex and unpopular issues and men I have tried to understand and interpret. I would be shocked if every reader applauded my judgements". Harrison Salisbury spent most of his life on the front lines of reporting. He was thrown out of the University of Minnesota as editor of the college daily for his campaigns against the administration. He almost lost his first journeyman's job for his reports on the Great Depression. Stalin threatened to expel him from Russia in World War II. Some editors of the New York Times wanted to fire him for his reports from Moscow and he was thrown out of Moscow for those same reports. The experience and intelligence of this writer comes through from start to finish in this beautiful volume. Published in 1988 this copy is in Very Fine condition. This beautiful book is bound in full leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published by the Franklin Library is gilt on all edges. It contains a special introduction from Harrison Salisbury that appears in no other edition of this title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Outerbridge Reach, Stone, Robert
12 Stone, Robert Outerbridge Reach
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1992 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Beautiful copy in Fine condition. Published by the Franklin Library in 1992 . It is bound in dark blue leather with raised hubs on the spine and ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are marbled. The volume also has a bound-in satin bookmark and is signed by the author. It also contains a special introduction to this Edition written by Robert Stone which appears in no other edition of this title. The story of one man who struggles to overcome the enemy within and another who makes a living exposing humanity's personal losses. In between, there is a woman who only believes in winning. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Marjorie Morningstar, Wouk, Herman
13 Wouk, Herman Marjorie Morningstar
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1981 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
From the author of The Caine Mutiny, this is a Fine unread copy of Wouk's Masterpiece Marjorie Morningstar. Published by the Franklin Library in 1981, it is bound in Beautiful green leather with raised hubs on the spine and Ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are of a satin moiré and it is one of the Franklin editions that has the tissue guard covering and protecting Mr. Wouk's signature. The volume also has a bound-in satin bookmark. It contains a special introduction to this edition written by Herman Wouk, which appears in no other edition of this title. Marjorie, a starry-eyed young beauty, is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams working in a summer-stock company. Her boss, Noel Airman, is a talented and charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest and the most destructive love of her life. The book is rich with humor and feeling. Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. An unforgettable tale, this homage to young love and the sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's Great novels. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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