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A Coffin for Dimitrios
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A Coffin for Dimitrios

By Ambler, Eric

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1990. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. [8], 264 p.p. Red faux leather boards with gilt lettering to spine and coffin device to boards. A.E.G. Geometric illustrated endpapers. Five B&W illustrations. A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers. At first merely curious to reconstruct the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery that spans the Balkans.

$21.59

The Man from the Sea
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The Man from the Sea

By Innes, Michael [pseud. of John Innes Mackintosh Stewart]

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1988. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. The Franklin Library of Murder Mysteries. [8], 217 p.p. Teal cloth boards with silver lettering to spine and vignette to front board. Illustrated endpapers. All edges silver. Two-page colour frontis. Originally published in 1955, this cloak-and-dagger thriller is a bit of a departure for Innes, but his trademark donnish erudition and pleasingly literate style are still very much in evidence.

$21.59

Murder Must Advertise
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Murder Must Advertise

By Sayers, Dorothy L.

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1989. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. The Franklin Library of Murder Mysteries. xiv, 301 p.p. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and vignette of spiral staircase to front board. Illustrated endpapers. A.E.G. Colour frontis. Murder Must Advertise is Dorothy L. Sayers' eighth mystery novel featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, who has been brought into Pym's Publicity agency undercover to investigate the suspicious death of a former employee.

$25.18

Anatomy of a Murder
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Anatomy of a Murder

By Traver, Robert [pseud. of John D. Voelker]

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1983. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Cone, William. 8vo. The Franklin Library of Murder Mysteries. xxvi, 453 p.p. Teal cloth binding with gilt lettering and panel to spine, silver gun devices to boards. Illustrated endpapers. A.E.G. B&W two-page frontis. and illustrated divisional titles. A courtroom drama crime novel by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker, writing under the pen name Robert Traver, about a 1952 case for which he was the defense attorney. It was made into a film in 1959.

$25.18

The D.A. Calls it Murder
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The D.A. Calls it Murder

By Gardner, Erle Stanley

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1989. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. The Franklin Library Mystery Masterpieces. [8], 243 p.p. Black cloth boards with gilt stamped decoration to boards. All edges silver. Illustrated endpapers. B&W frontis. The D.A. Calls It Murder is the first in a series of mystery novels following the character of Doug Selby, the newly elected District Attorney of the ficitonal and corrupt Madison County in California.

$21.59

David Copperfield
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David Copperfield

By Dickens, Charles

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1980. Hard Cover. Nea Fine. Degan, Paul. 8vo. Quarter-bound in genuine brown leather with gilt tooled spine. Brown cloth boards with gilt panelling detail. Top edge of boards and corners lightly bumped, else fine. Ribbon marker. A.E.G. Colour illustrations. A beautiful edition of one of Dickens' masterpieces.

$28.78

My Antonia
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My Antonia

By Cather, Willa

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1981. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Soileau, Hodges. 8vo. xix, 288 p.p. Quarter bound in genuine leather with green cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine, panel and wheat stalk device to boards. Ribbon marker. A.E.G. B&W illustrations, incl. two-page frontis. Marbled endpapers. Considered to be one of Cather's masterpieces, My Antonia follows Jim Burden, an orphan boy from Virginia, and the elder daughter of Bohemian immigrants working in the prairies of Nebraska at the end of the 19th Century.

$21.59

The Moonstone
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The Moonstone

By Collins, Wilkie

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1988. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces Series. 494 p.p. Full red cloth binding with gilt titling and tooling on covers. Colour illustration onlay on front cover. Floral black and red endpapers. A.E.G. B&W illustrations.

$28.78

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

By Hardy, Thomas

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1982. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Von Herkomer, Sir Hubert. 8vo. 462 p.p. Quarter bound in green leather, green cloth. Gilt titling and tooling on spine and boards. A.E.G. A few scuffs to tail edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. B&W illustrations.

$28.78

The Ipcress File
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The Ipcress File

By Deighton, Len

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1988. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. The Franklin Library Mystery Masterpieces Series. [xii], 279 p.p. [2]. Black cloth with gilt paneling, with in-laid colour illustration by Terry Widener, specially commissioned for this edition. A.E.G. Geometric endpapers. A few small scuffs to boards. A bright, clean copy.

$28.78

Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes
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Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes

By Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1987. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hooks, Mitchell. 8vo. The Franklin Library Mystery Masterpieces Series. Green cloth w/ gilt titling and lozenge decoration w/ silhouette device of Sherlock Holmes on both covers. A.E.G. A few scuffs to gilt edges, minor rubbing to board edges. Pictorial endpapers.

$28.78

The Mill on the Floss
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The Mill on the Floss

By Eliot, George

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1981. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Tauss, Herbert. 8vo. 356 p.p. Green cloth with gilt titling and decoration. A.E.G. A few scuffs to gilt edges. Decorated endpapers, small pencil notation to front pastedown. A few scuffs to front board, rubbing to corners.

$21.59

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Defoe, Daniel

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1979. Hard Cover. Fine. Falke, Pierre. 8vo. Quarter bound in blue leather and cloth with gilt dentelle tooling on spine and boards. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. 355 p.p. Twelve full colour woodcut plates, incl. frontis. The colour woodcuts of Pierre Falke originally appeared in "La Vie et Les Adventures Etranges et Suprenantes de Robinson Crusoe de York, Marin," published by Henri Jonquieres, Paris, 1926, in an edition limited to 151 copies. They are reproduced courtesy of the late publisher's daughter. Facsimilie of the title page from the first edition (1719) of The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

$43.17

Stories from the Decameron
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Stories from the Decameron

By Boccaccio, Giovanni; McWilliam, G.H. (translator)

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Grifalconi, Ann. 8vo. Limited edition exclusively for the subscribers to The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers. 644 p.p. Grey moire endpapers, offsetting to front endpapers. Full blue morocco with gilt tooling on spine and boards. A.E.G., a few scratches to fore edge. Ribbon marker. B&W frontis. portrait of Boccaccio by Jim Campbell, and b&w illustrations throughout. Containing tales told by a group of young men and women sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence, it provides a document of life at the time. Considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

$43.17

Seven Gothic Tales
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Seven Gothic Tales

By Dinesen, Isak

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. D'Andrea, Bernard. 8vo (medium). Limited Edition, published for subscribers to The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers. Publishers green leather binding and green silk bookmark. Green Moire endpapers. A.e.g. 446 p.p. Illustrated. Some scuffs and light stains to boards. Wear to tips. Light spotting to edges. Pages lightly foxed. Binding tight. A very good copy.

$35.98

Black Knight, White Snow. Russia's Revolutions 1905-1907
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Black Knight, White Snow. Russia's Revolutions 1905-1907

By Salisbury, Harrison E.

Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1977. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Hooks, Mitchell. 8vo (imperial). This limited first edition has been privately printed exclusively for Members of The First Edition Society. xxi, 763 p.p. Genuine leather. Red bookmark. AEG. Moire endpapers. No jacket. Boards and interior clean. Small pamphlet containing notes from the editiors. Overall, book in fine condition. Salisbury was an American journalist and a New York Times correspondent in Moscow.

$35.98

Crime and Punishment
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Crime and Punishment

By Dostovsky, Feodor

Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1975. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. This limited edition is published exclusively for subscribers to the Franklin Library collection The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. 552 p.p. Genuine leather. Silver book mark. No jacket. AEG. Limited edition. No marks to boards or interior. A fine copy of book.

$71.95

First Love and Other Tales
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First Love and Other Tales

By Turgenev, Ivan

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Isom, Joseph. Limited Edition [The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writer's Series]. Full genuine red leather binding with decorative embossed gilt tooling. Red silk bookmark sewn into headband. All edges gilt. Red moire endpapers.Light rubbing, scuffing to boards. Otherwise in very good condition.

$28.78

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By Carré, John Le

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo (small). Franklin Mystery Series. Decorative blue cloth binding stamped in silver. All edges in silver. 355 p.p. Light rubbing to edges. Some yellow scuff marks to bottom outer edge. Otherwise a near fine copy.

$28.78

The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
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The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

By Twain, Mark

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Kemble, Edward Windsor. Quarter bound brown leather spine over taupe cloth boards stamped in gilt. A.e.g. Green marbled boards. Brown silk bookmark sewn into headband. [12] 410 p.p. With illustrations throughout by Edward Windosr Kemble. Light rubbing to boards, edges. Interior clean, crisp. A near fine copy.

$35.98

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