Franklin Library, 1988. A fine copy in full leather binding with all edges gilt and a si.
This special First edition has been signed by Michael Crichton
Frontispiece and interior illustrations by Robert Wisneiwski were specially commissioned by the Franklin Library for this edition
The acid paper used in this book conforms with the guidelines for permanence and durability set by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute
The book is hand signed by the author and features premium hand-cut full leather boards with a distinct cover design in ornate 22-karat gold gild The spine is hubbed with raised horizontal ridges formed in the leather There are marbled endpapers with a sewn in matching satin bookmark The pages are gold gilded to protect against dust and moisture and the paper used is acid neutral to last generations without discoloring
A total of 201 First Editions were issued by the Franklin Library from 1983 until they ceased publishing in 2000 These books are high collectible and are only available on the secondary market They truly exemplify the best of the bookbinder's craft