FIVE PLAYS, by Jean-Paul Sartre - 1978 [Signed Franklin Ltd Ed]


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A tightly bound FINE signed limited edition from Franklin Library handsomely bound in full leather with elaborate gilt design and lettering and a clean, bright interior with vibrant type. Used. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: Please see detailed condition and more photos in description.

Five Plays

by Jean-Paul Sartre

Limited edition by the Franklin Library signed by Sartre on the front endpaper. The five plays are: No Exit, The Flies, Dirty Hands, The Respectful Prostitute and the Condemned of Altona. 5.75" by 8.75". 

L'enfer, c'est les autres (Hell is other people). 

Published by Franklin Library. Franklin Center, PA. 1978. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Gilt accented tooled red leather covers are in excellent condition. 
  • Corners sharp. 
  • Binding is tight. 
  • Spine is clean and square with gilt lettering and design detail with four raised bands and shows only a .75" crack to the head. Please see photos. 
  • Textured endpapers are clean and fully intact with subtle fading to the perimeter of the pastedowns. 
  • Interior is clean and bright with vibrant type. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges feature gilt. 
  • Includes placement ribbon. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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    A word about the limited editions from the Franklin Library 

    Franklin Library, the distribution arm of the Franklin Press, began publishing in 1973 and closed permanently in 2000. Franklin books were designed and bound by the Sloves Organization, an affiliate of the Franklin Mint, and one of the few binderies that focused solely on leather book binding. Franklin published in three styles: full genuine leather, imitation leather, and quarter-bound genuine leather. Full leather-bound editions were produced throughout the publisher's lifespan; but the other two styles -- imitation and quarter-bound -- were only published in the 1970s and '80s. In addition to their unique leather bindings, Franklin books are known for their interior illustrations.

    First Edition Identification

    First copies as well as signed first copies published by Franklin Library are "limited" to an unstated number of copies. Franklin Library did not produce reprints. Standard works have no indication of printings within an edition: all printings of the first edition carry the same identification; only second printings with changed or added material are indicated. [Biblio]

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Special Attributes: Limited Edition
Topic: Plays; Literature
Publisher: The Franklin Library
Place of Publication: Franklin Center
Year Printed: 1978
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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