Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1989. Signed First Edition. Near fine in full black leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are marbled with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Unfortunately, the rough removal of what was probably a book plate on the front pasted end sheet resulted in an unsightly tear across the middle of that marbled paper. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. A small quarto measuring - tall by - deep containing - pages of text Signed by the authors on the specially tipped-in second free end page. One of The Franklin Library's volumes in their collection for the Signed First Edition Society A tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates. (Inventory #: TB28737)
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