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Leather Bound Books Published by the Franklin Library

All books are bound in genuine leather with 22k gold accents, gilt page edges, and sewn-in bookmarks. These are currently out-of-print.




The Friends of Carteret County Public Library
Now offering over 150 books
$15.00 per book
Discounts for multiples -- Prices are negotiable – Make an offer

Call Meg Forward, President of Friends of Library, to arrange purchase.
(252) 728-2633


Summary of books available…

100 GREATEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME series by Franklin Library, 1974 to 1982 50 titles   


PULITZER PRIZE CLASSICS series published from 1975 to 1980  9 titles    

THE FIRST EDITION SOCIETY series published from 1976-1982 as limited first editions     41 titles

100 GREATEST MASTERPIECES OF AMERICAN LITERATURE series 1976 - 1984     32 titles


Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series

Friends of the Library has these 50 books…

bullet The Odyssey by Homer
bullet Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
bullet The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
bullet Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
bullet The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
bullet Five Comedies by Aristophanes
bullet Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
bullet Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
bullet Politics by Aristotle
bullet Selected Writings of Sir Francis Bacon
bullet Oresteia by Aeschylus
bullet Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
bullet Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
bullet The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
bullet The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
bullet Plays by Euripides
bullet Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
bullet Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
bullet Essays of Michel de Montaigne
bullet The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
bullet Collected Poems (1909–1962) of T. S. Eliot
bullet Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
bullet Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
bullet The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin
bullet The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud
bullet Poems of John Donne
bullet The Federalist by Hamilton, Madison and Jay
bullet The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
bullet The Ambassadors by Henry James
bullet Five Stories of Thomas Mann
bullet Eight Comedies by William Shakespeare
bullet Six Histories by William Shakespeare
bullet Six Tragedies by William Shakespeare
bullet Seven Plays by Molière
bullet Four Plays of Eugene O’Neill
bullet Political Writings of Thomas Paine
bullet The Republic by Plato
bullet Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
bullet Six Tragedies by Jean Racine
bullet Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau
bullet Three Plays by Bernard Shaw
bullet Nana by Emile Zola
bullet The Red and the Black by Stendhal
bullet Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
bullet Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
bullet Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
bullet Walden by Henry D. Thoreau
bullet The Aeneid by Virgil
bullet Candide by Voltaire
bullet Selected Poems of William Butler Yeats

Total:  151 books

Franklin Library 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature

The Friends of the Library has these 32 books…

bullet The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
bullet John Brown’s Body by Stephen Vincent Benét
bullet The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
bullet Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane Addams
bullet Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
bullet Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams – 2 copies
bullet The Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson
bullet The Flowering of New England 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks
bullet My Ántonia by Willa Cather
bullet The Complete Poems of Hart Crane
bullet Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
bullet Dusk of Dawn by W. E. B. Du Bois
bullet The Collected Stories of Stephen Crane
bullet The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
bullet Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
bullet The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
bullet The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
bullet Six Plays by Lillian Hellman
bullet The Country of the Pointed Firs and 14 Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett
bullet Round Up, The Stories of Ring Lardner
bullet Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
bullet Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
bullet The Plays by Arthur Miller
bullet The Collected Poems of Marianne Moore
bullet Interpretations and Forecasts: 1922-1972 by Lewis Mumford
bullet Personae – A Draft of 30 Cantos by Ezra Pound
bullet  ‘’A Week on the Concord and Merrimak Rivers’’ by Henry D. Thoreau
bullet The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
bullet The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
bullet Plays of Thornton Wilder
bullet Up From Slavery, an Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
bullet Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

Franklin Library:  Collected Stories of the World’s Greatest Writers

The Friends of the Library has these 19 books…

bullet 27 Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
bullet Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier
bullet Seven Gothic Tales of Isak Dinesen
bullet The Cabala, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder
bullet Stories From theDecameronby Giovanni Boccaccio
bullet Moon Lake and 12 Other Stories by Eudora Welty
bullet Nabokov’s Dozen by Vladimir Nabokov
bullet 13 Stories by Sinclair Lewis
bullet 14 Selected Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
bullet 30 Stories by Guy de Maupassant
bullet Thirteen O’Clock – Stories of Several Worlds by Stephen Vincent Benét
bullet The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
bullet From Death to Morning by Thomas Wolfe
bullet 5 Stories by Thomas Mann
bullet First Love and 7 Other Tales by Ivan Turgenev
bullet Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
bullet This Gun for Hire, The Confidential Agent, The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
bullet 18 Stories by Heinrich Böll
bullet Candide and Zadig by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

Franklin Library First Edition Society    (72 total)

The Friends of the Library has these 41 books

bullet The Winthrop Covenant – Louis Auchincloss – 1976
bullet Collected Poems – W. H. Auden – 1976
bullet Selected Poems 1923-1975 – Robert Penn Warren – 1976
bullet Selected Letters of William Faulkner – William Faulkner – 1976
bullet Sons come and go, Mothers hang in forever – William Saroyan – 1976
bullet The Spectator Bird – Wallace Stegner – 1976
bullet Marry Me – John Updike – 1976
bullet The Honorable Schoolboy – John Le Carre – 1977
bullet Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman – J.P. Donleavy – 1977
bullet Anna Hastings – Allen Drury – 1977
bullet The Walnut Door – John Hersey – 1977
bullet History: a novel – Elsa Morante – 1977
bullet Full Disclosure – William Safire – 1977
bullet Black Knight, White Snow – Harrison E. Salisbury – 1977
bullet An American Prophet – Gerald Green – 1977
bullet Evidence of Love – Shirley Ann Grau – 1977
bullet The Alcestiad – Thornton Wilder – 1977
bullet Getting up and going Home – Robert Anderson – 1978
bullet The Unmade Bed – Francoise Sagan – 1978
bullet Women of Crisis – Robert Coles – 1978
bullet The Human Factor – Graham Greene – 1978
bullet Whistle – James Jones – 1978
bullet Picture Palace – Paul Theroux – 1978
bullet Kalki A Novel – Gore Vidal – 1978
bullet Recapitulation – Wallace Stegner – 1979
bullet Dublin’s Lives – Bernard Malamud – 1979
bullet Good as Gold – Jospeh Heller – 1979
bullet Now, God be Thanked – John Masters – 1979
bullet Two by O’Hara – John O’Hara – 1979
bullet A Coat of Varnish – C.P. Snow – 1979
bullet The Life I really Lived – Jessamyn West – 1979
bullet Proteus – Morris West – 1979
bullet A Game Men Play – Vance Bourjaily – 1980
bullet Creek Mary’s Blood – Dee Brown – 1980
bullet Collected stories of Eudora Welty – Eudora Welty – 1980
bullet The Safety Net – Heinrich Boll – 1981
bullet Among the Believers – V.S. Naipaul – 1981
bullet Zuckerman Unbound – Philip Roth – 1981
bullet The Meeting of Telgate – Gunter Grass – 1981
bullet A Season of Delight – Joanne Greenberg – 1981
bullet The Dean’s December – Saul Bellow – 1982

Franklin Library Pulitzer Prize Classics

Friends of the Library has these 9 books

·        Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor – 1976

·        Humbolt's Gift by Saul Bellow – 1983

·        The Reivers by William Faulkner – 1983

·        Three plays by Robert E. Sherwood – 1984

·        Two plays by Eugene O'Neill and Marc Connelly – 1985

·        The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty – 1985

·        The Bridge San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder -1985

·        Edith Wharton a Biography by R.W.B. Lewis – 1986

·        The Fixer by Bernard Malamud - 1986