Hardcover, bound in full dark brown leather, heavily decorated in 22 karat gold. All edges gilt. Silk moire end-papers and silk ribbon marker bound-in. 348 pages. Limited edition. Illustrated by Barron Storey. 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. Mild spotting from dust to top edge of gilt, some rubbing at center of front board and light wear to under-side of boards from shelving. A still handsome and unread copy. Very good. Scans on request.