National Geographic : 1984 Aug
$12.50. How did we do it? SWe asked these three experts to put a price on this edition of Dickens' DAVID COPPERFIELD. "The raised spine is a giveaway. That's qual ity binding. $30: KEN McCORMICK, Sr. Consulting Editor, Doubleday. "The illustrations are superb. Excellent typography. $35: CLIVE BARNES, Cultural critic, New York Post. "The paper is fine mill. The end pages an unusual design. A first class job. $3 5 : PHILIP LYMAN, Gotham Book Mart. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. The price, of course, is only $12.50 for David Copperfield and every other volume of the new Collector's Library of the World's Great Books. Again and again, Franklin Library, the world's leading publisher of fine books, has seen its remark able new Collector's Library confound the experts. How can these authorities be so right in their praise and so wrong in the price? Let's take a close look and see why. Specially milled, acid-free Page edges gilded with a paper that will endure for tarnish-free finish for both generations. protection and beauty. B~ rx..- *Sixx SHubbing-a valued characteristic of the traditional bookbinder's art. SDistinctive endpapers, specially designed for the collection, and varied among the volumes. Superb illustrations, many specially commissioned, including a number in full color. L Each binding is individually designed: the copper cover dies are hand finished.