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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford

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Discover the exquisite allure of The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford in this rare and coveted edition. Published by Franklin Library in 1979, this stunning book is a treasure for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Crafted with utmost attention to detail, this volume features a near fine leather binding with hubbed spines, exuding elegance and sophistication. The intricate gold accents add a touch of opulence, while the 22kt gold lettering on the cover lends an air of exclusivity.

Printed on archival paper, the pages of this edition are meticulously designed and finished with gilded edges, enhancing the aesthetic appeal and ensuring the book's longevity. The endsheets, adorned with moire fabric, provide a luxurious tactile experience, complemented by a silk ribbon page marker for convenient navigation.

Expertly crafted with smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints, this edition boasts exceptional durability, allowing you to enjoy the timeless stories of Jean Stafford for generations to come.

Ideal for collectors, this hardcover edition is presented in its original binding, adding to its historical and aesthetic value. Its 8vo dimensions (8" - 9" tall) make it a perfect fit for any bookshelf or reading nook, inviting readers to embark on a literary journey.

Immerse yourself in the brilliance of Jean Stafford's storytelling with this remarkable edition of The Collected Stories. Acquire this rare gem for your personal collection or gift it to a fellow book lover, and savor the beauty and craftsmanship that makes this edition truly exceptional.


Our leatherbound and vintage books are not only captivating reads but also crafted treasures that are a testament to superior craftsmanship and commitment to quality. Each book you receive has been through a rigorous inspection process at every stage to meet our exacting standards. Here are some features that set our books apart:

  • Genuine Leather Binding: Each book is fully bound in genuine leather, providing a rich, luxurious feel and durability.
  • 22kt Gold Inlay: A deep inlay of 22kt gold adorns the hubbed spine of each book, adding to its elegance and charm.
  • Acid-Neutral Paper: We print our books on acid-neutral paper that withstands the test of time, allowing them to be passed down for generations.
  • Sewn Pages: Unlike ordinary books which are merely glued, our pages are sewn for longevity and ease of reading.
  • Moiré Endpages and Satin-Ribbon Page Marker: Each book includes handsome moiré endpages and is fitted with a satin-ribbon page marker for easy reference.
  • Gilded Page Ends: To enhance the beauty and luxury of our books, the ends of the pages are gilded.
  • Printed and Bound in the USA: We take pride in the fact that our books are printed and bound in the USA, using imported materials of the highest quality.

Our passion for superb craftsmanship is apparent in every book we offer, ensuring a quality reading experience beyond compare.

Book Care

Taking proper care of your leatherbound and vintage books can significantly extend their lifespan and preserve the beauty of their binding. Here are some general guidelines to ensure your precious books last for generations:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep Books Dry: Leather and humidity don't mix well. Keep your books in a dry, well-ventilated environment to prevent mold growth.
  • Avoid High Temperatures: High heat can dry out the leather, leading to cracks. Room temperature is ideal for your books.
  • Clean Regularly: Dust your books with a soft cloth. For deeper cleaning, consider a gentle leather cleaner, but always spot-test first.
  • Handle with Clean Hands: Oils and dirt from your hands can damage the pages and leather over time. Ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling.

Remember, these are books to be loved, respected, and passed down - your care ensures their stories continue to be told.


  • Title: The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
  • Author: Jean Stafford
  • Publisher: Franklin Library
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Binding: Leatherbound, original
  • Dimensions: 8vo (8" - 9" tall)
  • Page Material: Archival Paper
  • Endsheets: Moiré Fabric
  • Page Edges: Gilded
  • Lettering: 22kt Gold
  • Book Marker: Silk Ribbon
  • Construction: Smyth Sewing, Concealed Muslin Joints
  • Quality Assurance: Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
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