Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. Hardcover. 770p., titlepage and vignette chapter heads in blue, illustrated with color plates (from Persian antiquity?), hardbound in 9x6 inch boards covered in red reconstituted leather with gilt and black decorations, quite thick (easily 2 inches wide), all edges gilt, placekeep ribbon and headbands bound in, blue moire' endsheets, a pretty good Franklin production in unmolested condition, purchased from a collector who did not read. Perfectly sound, clean and unmarked in any way. The 100 Greatest Books of All Time.