Sunday, March 16, 2014

Easton Press Ayn Rand Set

The Fountainhead:
Named by readers in the Modern Library poll as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Ayn Rand's riveting story of the genius architect Howard Roark and his refusal to compromise his brilliant vision has developed one of the most avid and loyal followings in literary history.

Atlas Shrugged:
Named by readers in the Modern Library poll as the greatest novel of the 20th century. Ayn Rand's epic masterpiece has developed one of the most avid and loyal followings in literary history.

Also included in this fantastic set are Anthem and We the Living





Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Set




The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 6 Volume Leather Bound Set.

1974

The most celebrated historical work in English literature!
Edward Gibbon's monumental classic traces European history from the fall of Rome to the Crusades and the birth of the modern world. One of Western civilization's great works, Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire belongs in every serious home or office library.

This is the only leather-bound edition that contains the complete text and 64 masterful etchings of the ruins of ancient Rome by Gian Battista Piranesi.




Easton Press Mythology Set





The complete set of Myths and Legends of the Ancient World. Includes Myths and Legends of Norsemen, Ancient Egypt, North American Indians, Ancient Greeks, Celtics, Japan, Hindus and Buddhists, Babylonia and Assyria.
Leather Bound Titles:
1. Myths and legends of Ancient Egypt, by Lewis Spencer
2. Myths and legends of Babylonia & Assyria, by Lewis Spencer
3.Celtic Myths and legends, by T.W. Rolleston
4. Myths and legends of China, by E.T.C Wemer
5. The Greek myths vol. I, by Robert Graves
6. The Greek myths vol. II, by Robert Graves
7. Myths and legends of Hindus and Buddhists, by the Sister Nivedita ( Margret E Noble)
8. Myths and legends of Japan, by F. Hadland Davis
9. Myths of the Norsemen, from the Eddas of Sagas, by H. A. Guerber
10. Myths and legends of the North American Indians, by Lewis Spencer

Authors: F. Hadland ; T.W. Rolleston; Guerber, H.A. ; Lewis Spence ; E.T.C. Werner ; Robert Graves ; the Sister Nivedita ( Margaret E. Noble ) ; Ananda K. Coomaraswamy ; Davis
All books are bound in genuine leather with silk moire end-sheets and a silk ribbon page marker. Hubbed spine, 22kt gold inlay and edging. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints.
•hubbed spine, bound in premium full leathers
•distinctive cover design, beautiful illustrations
•handsome, readable typefaces, permanent satin ribbon page marker
•elegant gilded page edges, endsheets of rich moire fabric
•thread-sewn pages for durability and strength, long-lasting high quality, acid-neutral paper




Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written



Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Commercial.







1982 Franklin Library World's Great Books Commercial











Friday, March 2, 2012

10 Years Online

At Leather Bound Treasure we are celebrating ten years of providing collectors with information about leather bound books. Over those years our site has received hundreds of thousands of visitors with many sending us much appreciated comments. We would like to thank everyone who has visited our site over the years and welcome any suggestions on how the Leather Bound Treasure site can be improved.



Thank you again for visiting and happy collecting everyone!






Monday, November 22, 2010

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Washington Irving
4 Stars Review
This is a great classic short story that is true to the gothic tradition of supernatural fiction. It follows poor Ichabod Crane as he eats and lusts his way through the town of Sleepy Hollow on his quest to capture the attention and affection of the young and beautiful Katrina VanTassel. As you’re reading you come to recognize that Ichabod is really not the hero of the tale, although at times you may feel sorry for him, you really are not meant to like this character. His motivation in life is to eat as much free food as he can and ogle all of the young and pretty maidens in the town. He has a critical eye that is unjustified and he is quite self absorbed and delusional about his own merits. Does he deserve what he gets in the end? I think so, after all, it doesn’t kill him, just maybe makes him pee his pants a little.
The story itself is full of classic gothic motifs and provides a commentary on the role and purpose behind superstition and supernatural belief. For the times, it was a great use of literature to criticize those of us who are simple minded enough to fall prey to silly superstitions, especially us daft women.
The short story is a little wordy here and there, over description you might say, as was common for the times, but all in all, an enjoyable read with some hair rising incidents to keep you turning the pages.

Review by Angela Minchella




Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany
By John Irving
5 Stars Review
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s definitely one that should be on everyone’s must read in my lifetime list. I love how Irving takes us on a journey down the path of faith and fate vs. free will, having us decide at the end whether or not Owen Meany is a hero or a villain, a victim of his fate or the mastermind behind a glory chasing life goal. I’ve read it over and over again and never get sick of it.
It takes John Irving a long time to produce each of his novels but it’s always worth it in the end. A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of his best; I recommend you give it a read.

Prayer for Owen Meany

Review by Angela Minchella