Celebration by Mary Lee Settle
Franklin Library Author Signed First Edition, 1986
Near FINE Condition
This is the true first edition of the book and precedes the trade edition. There is a special introduction by the author that appears in no other edition. The book is boldly hand signed by Mary Lee Settle.
Book Features: The book is hand signed by the author and features premium hand-cut full leather boards with a distinct cover design in ornate 22-karat gold gild. The spine is hubbed with raised horizontal ridges formed in the leather. There are marbled endpapers with a sewn in matching satin bookmark. The pages are gold gilded to protect against dust and moisture and the paper used is acid neutral to last generations without discoloring.
Condition: Near FINE with a long thin scratch to the side gilt. The book is in excellent condition and appears to have never been opened. There are no bookplates, markings, or any other signs of previous ownership.
A total of 201 First Editions were issued by the Franklin Library from 1983 until they ceased publishing in 2000. These books are highly collectible and are only available on the secondary market. They truly exemplify the best of the bookbinder’s craft.
Photographs of the book and signature appearin the photo section of the listing.