New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. Leather. 2 vols. Ex-library. A set of two large hardcover books bound 3/4 black leather with black cloth boards. Good condition overall. The spine and hinges of volume 1 are reinforced with heavy-duty clear tape. Leather portions visibly rubbed and wearing through. Closed tear on first page of issue no. 121. Staining in the gutters of the endpapers. Various library markings and stickers inside, and pages are age-tanned, but otherwise, text clean. Binding secure in both volumes. Item #174447
The Franklin Square Library published American editions of popular British and European literature. Many were the first American editions of those works. The individual issues of the Franklin Square Library are collected in these volumes, but bound all out of order.