The Franklin Library, a division of The Franklin Mint, was a publisher of fine collector edition books from the early 1970s until 2000. Known for beautiful leather bindings, Franklin Library books were published in three styles - full genuine leather, Leatherette (imitation leather), and quarter-bound genuine leather. The full leather-bound editions were produced throughout the Library's lifespan but the other two styles (imitation and quarter bound) were only published in the 1970s and '80s.
Bound in genuine full Leather with sewn pages, the covers decorated in 22 karat gold with page ends protected with 22 karat gold gilt and complimented by a sewn-in satin bookmark and silk moire endpapers.
Lesser versions published by Franklin Library are Quarter leather and Leatherette.
Franklin Library Series
- 100 Greatest Books of All Time
- 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature
- Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers
- Greatest Books of the 20th Century
- Great Books of the Western World
- Signed First Editions
- Signed Limited Editions
- Limited First Editions
- Mystery Library
- Oxford Library of The World
- Pulitzer Prize Classics
- World's Best-Loved Books