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Easton Press

Easton Press is a world-leader in the design and development of fine leather-bound books, stamped on the spine with 22K gold. They have been producing luxurious volumes of lasting meaning, beauty and importance for over three decades, publishing a number of book series including The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, which had another 25 books added to its series at a later date.

Modern leather-bound books make marvelous gifts and we have more experience than anyone in assisting our clients with selection and sourcing; from a single book to a curated collection of thousands. These books are collectibles that appreciate in value over time, and we have years of experience in evaluating and appraising these volumes. If you’re ever curious about the worth of a certain rare leather book, we would be happy to advise on our appraised value. 

“Do you ever buy used leather books?”

We are asked this question a lot, and the simple answer is yes, the more complicated answer is “Yes, if…” 

Among our many specialties, Juniper Books buys and sells leather-bound books from publishers like Franklin Library and Easton Press. We buy and sell nearly all of these beautiful leather-bound volumes privately, so it is best to communicate with us directly about selling your collection or buying these books from us. We are almost always on the hunt for complete or nearly complete collections of the Franklin 100 and Easton Press’ “Greatest Books Ever Written” and keep wish lists for customers who are after certain volumes, and we are always on the hunt for at least a few titles. 

Many of our clients love the look of these books and are open to having gently used copies. It’s important to us that each book passes a quality test by our team. 

If you have leather books you are hoping to sell, please contact for more information about our process and quality standards. 

The Easton Press’ 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (original series) are as follows:
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Analects of Confucius by Confucius
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  • Beowulf by Anonymous
  • Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Cherry Orchard/Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
  • Collected Poems by Robert Browning
  • Collected Poems by Emily Dickinson
  • Collected Poems by Robert Frost
  • Collected Poems by John Keats
  • Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine of Hippo
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • The History of Early Rome by Livy
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  • The Necklace and Other Tales by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Politics by Aristotle
  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Pygmalion/Candida by George Bernard Shaw
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • The Republic by Plato
  • The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Sea Wolf by Jack London
  • She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Tales From The Arabian Nights by Richard Burton
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Talisman by Wlater Scott
  • Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The extra 25 books are as follows:
  • Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving
  • The Birds and The Frogs by Aristophanes
  • The Comedies by William Shakespeare
  • The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
  • Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire
  • The Histories by William Shakespeare
  • The Holy Bible
  • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  • A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  • The MIll on the Floss by George Eliot
  • Medea/Hippolytus/The Bacchae by Euripides
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • Oresteia by Aeschylus
  • Three Plays by Henrik Ibsen
  • Two Plays by Moliere
  • Two Plays by George Bernard Shaw
  • Poems by John Donne
  • The Return of the Native by Thomas Harding
  • Short Stories by Charles Dickens
  • Short Stories by Oscar Wilde
  • The Symposium by Plato
  • The Tragedies by William Shakespeare
  • Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  • Vanity Fair by William Thackeray


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