Friday, December 3, 2010

Hart Crane and Frederick Jackson Turner

A trip to Goodwill yesterday to look for a coffeemaker yielded these unexpected treasures: two fully leather bound books from The Franklin Library, published in 1977 and 1979 as part of a limited edition, complete with 22k gold accents, silk moiré end papers, and silk page markers. The volumes are from the series 100 Great Masterpieces of American Literature, and were published under the auspices of The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

The Complete Poems of Hart Crane
Illustrated with paintings by Joseph Stella
Introduction by Waldo Frank

The Franklin Library
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania

191 pages. $4.99.

The Frontier in American History
by Frederick Jackson Turner
Illustrated by Phero Thomas

The Franklin Library
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania

364 pages. $4.99.

In the Forum: the October Yawp.

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