Franklin Library, 1979. 500th Anniversary edition, limited. Hardcover. A 500th Anniversary Edition set, limited edition #4172 of 7500, eight volumes with the an additional volume, "Atlas of the World" by the Royal Geographical Society. Bound in full navy blue leather, gilt title and decoration on spine and covers. All edges gilt, silk moire end papers with blue satin ribbon place holder. In the publisher's wooden book display stand.
The set is made up of:
The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-O, 1981, 20th printing, 4to, 2048pp.
The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, P-Z, 1981, 20th printing, 4to, 4116pp.
The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950, 1880, 6th printing, sml 8vo, 974pp.
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, 1979, 11th printing, sml 8vo, 725pp.
The New Oxford Book of American Verse, 1980, 4th printing, 8vo, 1076pp.
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 1979, 3rd edition, sml 4to, 907pp.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 1978, 4th edition, 4th printing, lge 8vo, 961pp.
The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 1978, 4th edition, 9th printing, lge 8vo, 991pp.
[With] Atlas of the World, Franklin Library Special Edition prepared for The Royal Geographical Society, of the Times Atlas of the World. Maps by John Bartholomew & Sons Ltd., 1983, folio, xl, 123pp maps, 227pp index, with key to map plates on ffep, map abbreviations loosely inserted.
9 Volume Set. Folio atlas volume separate (too big for the stand). 'Quotations' front hinge starting otherwise in pristine condition. Fine copy of. Item #27387