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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. 489 pages. Limited edition. Illustrated by Reginald Marsh. 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. Great shelf appearance. Mild wear to underside of boards from shelving and some brief mottling from dust to gilt on top edge. Rear board quite rubbed. Near very good. Scans on request.

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Weight 2.62 lbs
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Dos Passos, John


The Franklin Library

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Franklin Center, PA


8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾" tall

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