LIBRARY OF AMERICA - 27 Volumes, A Beautiful Boxed Set
Various authors and compilers, LIBRARY OF AMERICA, New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1982 +, Cloth hardcovers w/various colors, each contained in its own slipcase, 8vo (8 X 5"), fine/fine, (27 vols.), approx. 32,000 pp. A wonderful and very informative set of tomes deemed worthy of continual perpetuation. Their only recognized flaw is a previous owner's sticker affixed to the rear paste-down (consult photo). Quite the dignified offering - a distinctive set of books indeed.
The Library of America (LOA) is a nonprofit publisher of classic American literature. Founded in 1979 with seed money from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, the LOA has published over 300 volumes by a wide range of authors from Mark Twain to Philip Roth, Nathaniel Hawthorne to Saul Bellow, including the selected writings of several U.S. presidents. The first volumes reached the market in 1982 and now, significantly expanded, are still in print to this day. These volumes, though reprints and not first editions, are part of the original offering from this very special organization.