Hardcover, bound in full red leather, heavily decorated in 22 karat gold. All edges gilt. Silk moire end-papers and silk ribbon marker bound-in. 285 pages. Limited edition. Illustrated by Bernard Fuchs. 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. Rubbing to underside of boards from shelving, else clean and unmarked. Near fine.