Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 186
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 186

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
Page 186
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be used to illustrate specific volumes. These works will be selected to enhance the beauty of the book and add to the collector's enjoyment in reading it. Reader's commentaries included Accompanying each book will be a specially-written Reader's Commentary, discussing the work, its author and their importance in the literary heritage of our country. As you and your family read and reread these great works, you will gain a renewed appreciation of them. For they arc thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating, as well as being monumental works of American l i t e r a t u r e . In addition each subscriber will receive a set of hook plates, i n d i v i d u a l l y personalized with his name,to identify each book in the collection as a part of his own private library. A strictly limited edition The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature will be published in only one edition-a strictly l i m i t e d edition privately printed and bound for i n d i v i d u a l subscribers only. There is an absolute l i m i t of one subscription per person. Therefore, t h e total number of complete sets will be forever l i m i t e d to the exact n u m b e r of subscribers, plus one set for presentation to the Library of Congress, one for each of the universities which assisted in the selection of the books and one for the archives of the American Revolution Bicentennial A d m i n i s t r a t i o n . Once the books have been issued to subscribers, t h i s library of great literary masterpieces w i l l never be produced again. Thus, each subscriber will own a most extraordinary collection. A private limited edition library of America's greatest books-in magnificent leather bindings. An heirloom collection to pass along with pride to f u t u r e generations. A sensible acquisition plan Since each book must be i n d i v i d u a l l y produced, the collection will take time to complete. The first book will be sent to subscribers several months after the subscription rolls close. The remaining books will then be issued at the rate of one per month until the series is complete. Subscribers will be billed for each book, individually on a monthly basis, at a guaranteed issue price of $3? for each volume in the complete scries. While leather-bound books of comparable quality are usually priced at $60 to $80 each. The Franklin Library is able to produce these books for collectors at the very favorable price of $35 because the books are being offered only by direct subscription--and only as a complete collection. It is also worth noting that subscribers will be the only people to acquire these fine leather-bound books at the original issue price. Collectors who in f u t u r e years wish to obtain the books can only hope to purchase them from an original subscriber who is w i l l i n g to give up all or a part of his valuable collection. Subscription deadline: J u l y 31, ;976 For those who enjoy great American l i t c r a l i u v -- f o r those who appreciate the beauty and elegance of linely-crafted books--and for those who lake pride in the c u l t u r a l h e r i t age of our nation--there could be ho more important collection to own than The 100 Greatest Masterpieces oj American Literature. To subscribe for this m o n u m e n t a l collection of great American literature, you must mail your application no later than the subscription deadline of J u l y 31, 1976. The rolls for this exclusive l i m i t e d edition series w i l l be permanently closed at that time, and t h i s collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces oj American Literature will never be made available again. It is not necessary to send any payment w i t h your application. Be sure to mail the attached application to The F r a n k l i n Library, F r a n k l i n Center. Pennsylvania, no later than J u l y 31. 1976.

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