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Treasured Leather-Bound Classics
With favorite authors and titles dressed up in gold accents and genuine leather, it's easy to see why publishers of leather-bound books are among Abebooks' most popular requests. We've put together this feature to highlight some of the most collectible and exciting leather-bound book publishers.
Easton Press: Every volume features genuine leather, 22kt gold accents, permanent satin ribbon page markers, thread-sewn pages for strength and durability, elegant gilding and endsheets of rich moiré fabric. More Easton Press titles.
Franklin Library: Every volume features 22K gold accents, raised spine bands, elaborate cover designs, gilded thread-sewn pages and acid-free archival paper. All Franklin Library editions are now considered out-of-print and many are scarce and highly collectible. More Franklin Library titles.
Gryphon Editions: All Gryphon Editions books are bound with genuine leather and feature 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, thread-sewn acid-neutral pages, decorative end papers, a silk page marker and raised spine beds. Search for Gryphon Editions titles.
Harvard Classics: Full leather- and leatherette-bound editions with gilt lettering and decoration. Colors and bindings vary depending on the date published. Search for Harvard Classics titles.
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The Collected Stories of The World's Greatest Writers
This magnificent collection of books includes the most significant novels, biographies, histories, dramas and the greatest works of poetry, philosophy and science, as chosen by a distinguished group of scholars. Many are now very scarce. Each volume has a small booklet with notes on the volume. Authors include: Franz Kafka, Honore de Balzac, Anton Chekhov, Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathon Swift, Katherine Anne Porter, Miguel de Cervantes, Jack London, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Eta Hoffman, Jean Paul Satre, Vladimir Nabokov, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, The Brothers Grimm, George Elliot, George Orwell, Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Washington Irving, Isaac Bashevis Singer, H.G. Wells, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Joseph Conrad, Hans Christian Anderson, John Steinbeck, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, Giovanni Boccaccio, Katherine Mansfield, Aesop.
The Harvard Classics
Together these volumes cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century. There are two different sets published in various periods -- the the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the "20-volume Shelf of Fiction."
Classic Fairy Tales
Masterpieces from the Golden Age of book illustration, collect an heirloom library features the work of the artists who set illustration standards for all time. Grimm's Fairy Tales… Aesop's Fables... Andersen's Fairy Tales… Fairy Tales of Perrault… Tanglewood Tales… Arabian Nights… every book—and every illustration—is a collectible masterpiece! Collect up to 6 volumes.
Your magic carpet is waiting! Now, after more than 100 years under virtual lock and key, the world's most fantastic stories await you in their original, uncensored versions. Here are Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many more—all the tales with which Shahrázád entranced King Shahryár over 1,001 nights to keep him from beheading her! Treat yourself to this sumptuous experience of tantalizing delights, wonderfully illustrated and beautifully bound to surpass the splendor of Sir Richard Burton's original edition. All the stories are as first issued—not a word has been deleted. Collect up to 17 volumes.
The Classics of Science Library
This 14-volume set covers works by the most important scientists of all time -- includes Charles Darwin, William Harvey, Robert Boyle and Benjamin Franklin.