The Second Sex. Simone de Beauvoir.

The Second Sex

Hardcover, Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Very Good+. Signed by Simone de Beauvoir. Bound in black full genuine leather with real 22kt gold decorations. Part of Franklin's Signed Limited Edition series, sometimes called the Sixty Series because there were 60 titles in it. Includes a Special Message to Subscribers by Simone de Beauvoir. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. The Signed Limited Edition series featured some of Franklin's best bindings and highest quality. I bought this book from the daughter of a Franklin subscriber who had owned the entire series before splitting it among his family members. Rubbing and scratching to side page edge gilt near the bottom. Rubbing and scratching consists of small white dots (where the gilt is now missing) along with about a half inch of white rub mark near the bottom. The corner where the side page edges and bottom page edges meet also has some small white rub marks. Luxury features include gilded page edges, silk endpapers, a sewn-in satin bookmark, raised hubs on the spine, and archival quality paper pages that are sewn (not glued) into the binding. Ships same or next business day very well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 718 pages; Signed by Author. [Item #77404]

Price: $200.00

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