Zane Grey, The Ranger and Other Stories, The Franklin Library, 1979, Vintage Leather-bound edition, book


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Vintage Leather-bound edition of Zane Grey, The Ranger and Other Stories, The Franklin Library, 1979
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania,

Full dark brown leather 223 pages; color portrait frontispiece, 4 color illustrations; title lettered in gilt on spine, Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers.

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Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book.

In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, his books have had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.[1]

The Franklin Library, a division of The Franklin Mint, was a publisher of fine collector edition books from the early 1970s until 2000. Known for beautiful leather bindings, Franklin Library books were published in three styles: full leather, leather-like cloth (leatherette), and quarter-bound leather.

Books features:
- bound in fine genuine leather with 22 karat gold decorations (full leather books)
- all page edges gilded with 22 karat gold (some in silver)
- raised spine hubs
- sewn-in satin ribbon bookmarks (full and quarter leather)
- high-quality paper
- silk moire fabric endpapers (full leather only)
- sewn pages for strength and durability

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