List of the 60 Franklin Library Signed Limited Editions

The following highly collectible Franklin Library Signed Editions were published between 1977 and 1982.  They are all fully leather bound with beautiful covers and contain gorgeous and rich silk moire endpapers.  Signatures are protected by unattached tissue inserts.

The values listed are average prices that were sought by booksellers at the market cycle top of the collectible book selling market in 2007 during after the Pop in U.S. Housing Bubble and prior to the full blown World Economic Collapse.   It should be noted that these prices would be for books in pristine or like new condition. 

  1. 1977 – Allen Drury – Advise and Consent – $110
  2. 1977 – Robert Penn Warren – All the King’s Men – $395
  3. 1977 – Herman Wouk – The Caine Mutiny – $160
  4. 1977 – Leon Uris – Exodus – $190
  5. 1977 – John Updike – Rabbit Run – $110
  6. 1977 – Louis Auchincloss – The Rector of Justin – $85
  7. 1977 – Bruce Catton – A Stillness in Appomattox – $110
  8. 1978 – John Kenneth Galbraith – The Affluent Society – $120
  9. 1978 – John Hersey – A Bell for Adano – $75
  10. 1978 – Wallace Stegner – The Big Rock Candy Mountain – $195
  11. 1978 – Joseph Heller – Catch 22 – $385
  12. 1978 – Alan Paton – Cry the Beloved Country – $115
  13. 1978 – Jean-Paul Sartre – Five Plays – $295
  14. 1978 – J.P. Donleavy – The Ginger Man – $95
  15. 1978 – Philip Roth – Goodbye Columbus and Other Stories – $150
  16. 1977 – Irving Stone – The Agony and the Ecstasy – $195
  17. 1978 – Mary McCarthy – The Group – $85
  18. 1978 – Gerald Green – The Last Angry Man – $85
  19. 1978 – Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse Five – $385
  20. 1978 – John Cheever – The Wapshot Chronicle – $85
  21. 1979 – Gore Vidal – Burr – $130
  22. 1979 – William Styron – Confessions of Nat Turner – $130
  23. 1979 – Arthur Koestler – Darkness at Noon – $120
  24. 1979 – John Fowles – The French Lieutenant’s Woman – $115
  25. 1979 – James Baldwin – Go Tell It on the Mountain – $225
  26. 1979 – Erskine Caldwell – God’s Little Acre – $95
  27. 1979 – Norman Mailer – The Naked and the Dead – $195
  28. 1979 – Truman Capote – Other Voices, Other Rooms – $385
  29. 1979 – Simone de Beauvoir – The Second Sex – $245
  30. 1979 – Joyce Carol Oates – Them – $95
  31. 1979 – Arthur Schlesinger – A Thousand Days – $295
  32. 1979 – Irwin Shaw – The Young Lions – $110
  33. 1979 – James Ferrell – Young Lonigan – $70
  34. 1980 – Arthur Miller – Collected Plays – $455
  35. 1980 – Bruce Catton – The Coming Fury – $125
  36. 1980 – Isaac Singer – Gimpel the Fool – $95
  37. 1980 – Theodore H. White – In Search of History – $125
  38. 1980 – Ralph Ellison – The Invisible Man – $385
  39. 1980 – Lawrence Durrell – Justine – $110
  40. 1980 – Walker Percy – The Moviegoer – $240
  41. 1980 – Eudora Welty – The Optimist’s Daughter – $165
  42. 1980 – Tennessee Williams – Selected Plays – $795
  43. 1980 – Morris West – Shoes of the Fisherman – $155
  44. 1980 – John Barth – The Sot-Weed Factor – $150
  45. 1981 – C.P. Snow – The Affair – $90
  46. 1981 – Mary McCarthy – Birds of America – $90
  47. 1981 – Joan Didion – A Book of Common Prayer – $90
  48. 1981 – James Dickey – Deliverance – $295
  49. 1981 – Joseph P. Lash – Eleanor and Franklin – $140
  50. 1981 – Allen Drury – A God Against the Gods – $90
  51. 1981 – Gore Vidal – Julian – $145
  52. 1981 – Irving Stone – Lust for Life – $195
  53. 1981 – Herman Wouk – Marjorie Morningstar – $195
  54. 1981 – Antonia Fraser – Mary, Queen of Scots – $140
  55. 1981 – John Updike – Rabbit Redux – $135
  56. 1981 – Robert Penn Warren – Selected Poems 1923-1975 – $795
  57. 1982 – John Fowles – The Collector – $165
  58. 1982 – Joseph Heller – Good As Gold – $120
  59. 1982 – William Styron – Lie Down in Darkness – $125
  60. 1982 – John Hersey – The Wall – $125
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