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Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time (100 volumes, complete, including 100 "Notes from the Editors" booklets)
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1982. Limited Edition. Fine. Octavo, 100 volumes, complete. A complete set of this magnificent collection of the greatest works of literature as curated by the Franklin Library. Bound in full leather of various hues, with all edges gilt, silk ribbons, moire silk endpapers, and gilt design/tooling to the boards. In just about fine condition, emerging from the estate of a fastidious collector. Entirely free of markings, bookplates, etc. The silk ribbons are uniformly folded down through the middle page block, then re-folded under the page block (that is, as they were issued from the publisher), which is a tell-tale sign that these books were probably never opened. A few spines are very gently faded; perhaps half a shade at most, although most are as bright as when new. There is a scratch to the front outer joint of Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Tales," but otherwise there are no notable defects. There is some sagging to the page block of "War and Peace," which is ubiquitous on this massive volume. A few other large volumes have just a hint of sagging, although included with this set are about a dozen foam book supports meant to undergird the page blocks and protect against that sagging. These were in use when we removed the books from their shelves. Overall, the set is essentially in fine condition; when we encounter individual volumes in typical home libraries, there is often some fading to the silk endpapers, and sometimes some moisture damage/waviness or a hint of foxing. We find no hint of these defects in this set. Also include … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: Cleveland Book Company, IOBA [Lakewood, OH, U.S.A.]
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