This post was written by Colleen Gerrity, Research Services Assistant in SCRC.
Special Collections Research Center at George Mason University is the home to a plethora of classic literature and unique literary treasures. Sometimes, the literary classics are made to be unique treasures due to their exquisite design and rarity. The best example of this phenomenon is the Franklin Library collection, donated to SCRC by Mrs. Harriet Glenney in memory of Mr. Robert J. Glenney.
The books in this collection are fabulously bound in full leather with 22 karat gold decoration and gilded endpaper — looking quite distinguished on our shelves. Additional features include a sewn-in ribbon marker and pages. SCRC is lucky to have the Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time. Not only do these books look gorgeous lined together, but it allows SCRC to have access to the literary classics that define past, present, and future literature from around the world.
From the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Wuthering Heights, fiction to nonfiction, and everything in-between, SCRC has all your beloved classic works of literature encased in style. The Franklin Library collection is perfect for studying and learning about celebrated literature or revisiting your favorites.
Interested in seeing the beauty for yourself? SCRC will accept in-person GMU affiliated researcher appointments beginning January 25, 2021. We hope to see you soon. Which one of these classic and unique literary treasures would you love to have on your shelf?
The Franklin Library collection, The 100 Greatest Books of All Time, PN35 .F7, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
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