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Franklin Library Leather-bound Books, Including Eight Signed Copies, Twenty Volumes.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Franklin Library Leather-bound Books, Including Eight Signed Copies, Twenty Volumes.
Signed books include: Leon Uris's Exodus, 1977, two copies; Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, 1978; Jean-Paul Sartre's Five Plays, 1978; Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy, 1977; Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny, 1977; Erskine Caldwell's God's Little Acre, 1979; and John Hersey's A Bell for Adano, 1978; unsigned books, all printed between 1974 and 1976 as part of a series of Pulitzer Prize winners and Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Books of All Time: Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind; Tales of Edgar Allan Poe; John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath; F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith; Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men; Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights; MacKinlay Kantor's Andersonville; Pearl Buck's The Good Earth; Virgil's Aeneid; and Plato's Republic; various sizes, all in full gilt leather, a.e.g., unread. (20)

Provenance: the Estate of Stratford W. Carter, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $300-500

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Leon Uris, Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country, Jean-Paul Sartre, Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny, Erskine Caldwell, God's Little Acre, John Hersey, A Bell for Adano, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Edgar Allan Poe, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Robert Penn Warren, Sinclair Lewis, All the King's Men, Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Andersonville, Pearl Buck, The Good Earth, Massachusetts