Item #1 Letters from an American Farmer. J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur.

Letters from an American Farmer

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1982. First Edition, Thus. Leather bound with gilt stamping. Hardcover, bound in full brown leather, heavily decorated in 22 karat gold. All edges gilt. Silk moire end-papers and silk ribbon marker bound-in. 248 pages. Limited edition. Illustrated with etchings, engravings and aquatints by the author's contemporaries. First printing thus by the Franklin Library. Full title: "Letters from an American Farmer - describing certain provincial situations, manners, and customs, not generally known; and conveying some idea of the late and present interior circumstances of the British Colonies in North America". Genuine leather and quality craftsmanship combine to make this, the earliest rendition of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature by Franklin, still the best modern example of these classics. Of the three binding styles offered by Franklin Library, this is the de luxe edition.

Has bookplate of previous owner on recto of second free end paper.

A clean, square, attractive copy. Great shelf appearance. Near fine. Scans on request. Size: 8vo. Near fine / No jacket issued. Item #1

Price: $20.00

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