Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series

The Franklin Library was one of the largest and most sought-after publishers of fine leather-bound books from 1973 until their permanent closure in 2000.  The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series was produced between 1974 and 1982 and included 100 volumes bound in full leather with 22K gold leaf imprinting and sewn-in bookmarks. (The bookmark is the sign that the book is actually from this Series as Franklin Library also produced a lower tier set of 100 Greatest Books bound in “faux leather” without them.)

These photos represent some of the Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series volumes we have in stock or have previously procured for clients. The complete Series list is included at the bottom of this page.

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Among our many specialties, Juniper Books is one of the largest buyers and sellers of fine leather-bound books from publishers like Franklin Library and Easton Press in the world.  We buy and sell nearly all of these beautiful leather bound volumes privately, so it is best to communicate with us directly about selling your collection or buying these books from us.  Our inventory changes rapidly yet we keep “want lists” for customers and we have helped our clients build their collections over years.

Modern leather-bound books make marvelous gifts and we have more experience than anyone in assisting our clients with selection and sourcing; from a single book to a curated collection of thousands. And, as these books are collectibles that appreciate in value over time, we are also very experienced in evaluating and appraising these volumes and we quite often advise clients on appropriate prices to pay for these books as many times they are overpriced in certain venues.

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To inquire about this style of books, please feel free to call 303-946-1494, e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com or contact us through the form below.

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The complete Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series included:

  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
  • Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
  • Five Comedies by Aristophanes
  • Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Stories of Guy de Maupassant
  • Plays by Anton Chekhov
  • Politics by Aristotle
  • Selected Writings of Sir Francis Bacon
  • Oresteia by Aeschylus
  • Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
  • Tales From The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Analects of Confucius
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
  • The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  • The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • Plays by Euripides
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Essays of Michel de Montaigne
  • Philosophical Works of René Descartes
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  • Collected Poems (1909–1962) of T. S. Eliot
  • Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin
  • The Basic Works of Sigmund Freud
  • The Poetry of Robert Frost
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Poems of John Donne
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Favorite Household Tales of the Brothers GrimmBrothers Grimm
  • The Federalist by Hamilton, Madison and Jay
  • The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  • The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
  • Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Plays by Henrik Ibsen
  • The Ambassadors by Henry James
  • Nine Tales of Henry James
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • Poems of John Keats
  • Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Five Stories of Thomas Mann
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Eight Comedies by William Shakespeare
  • Poems of William Shakespeare
  • Six Histories by William Shakespeare
  • Six Tragedies by William Shakespeare
  • Political Writings of John Stuart Mill
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Seven Plays by Molière
  • Four Plays of Eugene O’Neill
  • Political Writings of Thomas Paine
  • Pensees by Blaise Pascal
  • Satyricon by Petronius
  • The Republic by Plato
  • Twelve Illustrious Lives by Plutarch
  • Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
  • Six Tragedies by Jean Racine
  • Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Three Plays by Bernard Shaw
  • The Tragedies of Sophocles
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Nana by Emile Zola
  • Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Walden by Henry D. Thoreau
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Selected Poems of William Butler Yeats
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy