Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. 367p., scattered color illustrations, hardbound in reconstituted leather elaborately gilded with phoney raised bands, shimmering endsheets and a broad placekeep ribbon, per the Franklin Library fashion. As new condition, purchased as a trophy and kept immaculate on its one-owner shelf; totally sound, clean and unmarked. A secondary collectable; it was not furnished with its author-designed map of Yoknapatawpha County (in original issue this was bound in folded, two colors), and the Rane watercolors are no embellishment. The 100 greatest masterpieces of American Literature.