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Wuthering Heights (Franklin Edition), Bronte, Emily
1 Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights (Franklin Edition)
Franklin, Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1979 Leather Fine 
A handsome and fine copy in as new condition. Gilt edges all around. Gilt decorations and lettering to spine and front and back cover. All of the Franklin amenities afforded to classic titles. Bronte's best known work and one of the top 100 of all time. A collectable copy for any library. Includes the famous introduction by her sister Charlotte. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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A Book Of Common Prayer (Signed Limited Edition), Didion, Joan
2 Didion, Joan A Book Of Common Prayer (Signed Limited Edition)
Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1981 First Limited Leather As New As New 
An As New Copy in Full Leather with gold gilt decorations and lettering--with gilted page ends all around--signed by Didion on the special limitation page and protected by tissue guard. Silk ribboned place marker and 22K gold decorations. This copy has never been opened-still in the original condition--as published by The Franklin Library. A very collectible copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Young Lonigan (Signed Franklin Press Edition), Farrell, James T.
3 Farrell, James T. Young Lonigan (Signed Franklin Press Edition)
Franklin, Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1979 First Limited Edition Leather Fine 
First Franklin Press edition 1979. A very fine copy with all of the Franklin Press special features. Signed by Farrell in 1979, when he was 75 years old. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks. Full leather and gilt decorations to front, back and spine. Gilt page edges all around with green silk moire endpapers and pastedowns--ribbon place marker. Two banded raises to the spine. In unread condition--a collector's perfect choice. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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The Bourne Supremacy, Ludlum, Robert
4 Ludlum, Robert The Bourne Supremacy
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1986 First Limited Edition Full Leather Very Fine No Jacket 
First Printing--Limited Issue--Signed First Edition's Club from Franklin Press 1986. As new in full crushed leather- beige with gilt decorations and lettering--marbled pastedowns and endpapers, silk marker, gilt page ends all around--all of the special attributes that Franklin is known for. Signed by Ludlum on a special page. One of 3 Jason Bourne "Identity" books. Very collectable in flawless condition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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A Fanatic Heart (Signed 1st Printing), O'  Brien, Edna
5 O' Brien, Edna A Fanatic Heart (Signed 1st Printing)
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1984 First Limited Edition Leather AS New No Jacket 
First Printing. A superb copy in finely tooled leather--from the Signed First Edition Society--issued previously to the first trade edition--thus the first printing. A collection of the author's stories with Irish characters and Irish settings with common themes of life enrichment--or more precisely--the breaking of the chains that bind them to their upbringing. Signed by the author on a special limitations page. Chocolate brown morocco leather with gilt lettering and decorations. Gilted page edges all around. Silk moire endpapers and pastedowns as well as a silk ribbon place marker--all of the fine qualities of a Franklin Center book, this copy is unread and unopened--still in the original clear plastic packaging. Will be shipped Priority Mail at media mail pricing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Thanatos Syndrome (Signed Limited Edition), Percy, Walker
6 Percy, Walker The Thanatos Syndrome (Signed Limited Edition)
Franklin Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1987 First Limited Leather Very Fine No Jacket Issued 
First Limited Edition Printing 1987. Signed by the Author. Franklin Center Limited Edition for the Signed First Edition Society. Full crushed green morroco with elaborate gilt decorations on front and spine. Silk place marker, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, gilt pages edges all around. A superb Franklin Center product--very fine and flawless. Very collectable copy. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Recapitulation, Stegner, Wallace
7 Stegner, Wallace Recapitulation
Franklin, Pennsylvania Franklin Press 1979 First Limited Edition Leather Very Fine No Jacket 
First Limited Edition--Franklin Press 1979. A special printing from the Franklin Library with all of the trimmings, including full leather crushed morocco with gilt decorations and lettering to the spine with raised borderings. Silk moire pastedowns and endpapers. silk ribbon marker, gilt page edges all around. Flawless and unread in very fine condition. Collectable. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Happy Isles of Oceania, Theroux, Paul
8 Theroux, Paul The Happy Isles of Oceania
New York Franklin Press 1992 First Leather Fine 
Easton Press Limited Edition 1992--All leather with gilt decorations, Silk moire endpapers and pastedowns, silk ribbon place marker--all of the attributes of an Easton Press collectable book. The author's travels and recollections of life and the way of life in Polynesia, Hawaii, the islands of Australia and New Zealand. Theroux joins a long list of authors in the last century who have jumped on a sailboat and zipped off to discover the world and their own reason for living. Jack London did it twice, Hemingway did it---a great collectable book. From the Donald Olsen collection of modern firsts 
Price: 85.00 USD
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