The International Collectors Library

The International Collectors Library is a classic book set published by Doubleday Book & Music Club beginning in the 1940s. Hundreds of editions were published over its approximately four decades of printing. Very little information is available about this set; hence, this page aims to document what little can be gleaned.

Books in this set were generally printed with faux leather or leatherette covers, complete with gold embellishments, gilt edges, and a satin ribbon. Existing copies can generally be found in used bookstores, eBay, Thriftbooks, and other book-resale websites. Below is a list of authors and their works in the International Collectors Library set, though the list may not be comprehensive.

  • A B Guthrie
    • The Big Sky
    • The Way West
  • A J Cronin
    • The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Aesop
    • Aesop’s Fables
  • Agatha Christie,
    • Curtain and the Mysterious Affair at Styles,
    • Hercule Poirot’s Casebook
    • Masterpieces of Murder
    • Miss Marple Meets Murder
    • Sleeping Murder
  • Alan Paton Cry,
    • The Beloved Country
  • Aldous Huxley
    • Brave New World
  • Alex Haley
    • Roots
  • Alexandre Dumas
    • Camille
    • Fernande: The Story of a Courtesan
    • The Journal of Madame Giovanni
    • The Man in the Iron Mask
    • The Three Musketeers
    • Twenty Years After
  • Alfred Tennyson
    • A Collection of Poems by Alfred Tennyson
  • Allan Nevins
    • A Pocket History of the United States
  • Anatole Frace
    • The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
  • Anne Frank
    • A Diary of a Young Girl
  • Annemarie Selinko
    • Desiree
  • Anthony Hope
    • The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Anthony Trollope
    • Barchester Towers
    • The Eustace Diamonds
  • Anton Chekhov
    • Anton Chekhov: Plays and Stories
  • Antonia Fraser
    • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    • A Treasury of Sherlock Holmes
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Tales of Terror and Mystery
  • Arthur Sullivan and W S Gilbert
    • The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Ayn Rand
    • Atlas Shrugged, Vols. I and II
    • The Fountainhead
  • B Traven
    • The Treasure of Sierra Madre
  • Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Barrie
    • The Little Minister
  • Benedict Freedman
    • Mrs. Mike: The Story of Katherine Mary Flannigan
  • Benjamin Franklin
    • Poor Richard: The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758
    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Benvenuto Cellini
    • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
  • Bernard Malmud
    • The Natural
  • Bernard Shaw
    • Selected Plays
  • Betty Smith
    • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Booth Tarkington
    • Alice Adams
  • Boris Pasternak
    • Doctor Zhivago
  • Bram Stoker
    • Dracula
  • Bruce Catton
    • A Stillness at Appomattox
  • C S Forester
    • The African Queen
  • Carlo Collodi
    • Pinocchio
  • Carolly Erikson
    • Bloody Mary
    • Mistress Anne
  • Carson McCullers
    • The Member of the Wedding
    • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  • Charles Dickens
    • A Tale of Two Cities
    • Bleak House
    • Christmas Books
    • David Copperfield
    • Great Expectations
    • Hard Times
    • Nicholas Nickelby
    • Oliver Twist
    • The Old Curiosity Shop
    • The Pickwick Papers
  • Charles Nordhoff
    • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Charlotte Bronte
    • Jane Eyre
  • Christopher Ricks
    • The Brownings: Letters and Poetry
  • Clarence Day
    • Life with Father and Other Writings
  • Colette
    • The Collette Omnibus
  • Colleen McCullough
    • The Thorn Birds
  • D H Lawrence
    • Lady Chatterley’s Lover
    • Women in Love
  • Daniel Defoe
    • Moll Flanders
    • Robinson Crusoe
  • Dante Aligheri
    • The Divine Comedy
  • Daphne du Maurier
    • Echoes From the Macabre
  • Daphne du Maurier
    • Frenchman’s Creek
    • Jamaica Inn
    • My Cousin Rachel
    • Rebecca
    • The King’s General
  • Dashiell Hammett
    • The Novels of Dashiell Hammett
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    • Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edith Wharton
    • The Edith Wharton Omnibus
    • The House of Mirth
  • Edna Ferber
    • Cimarron
    • Show Boat
    • So Big
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Edward Gibbon
    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Edward Lytton
    • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Edwin O’Connor
    • All in the Family
    • The Edge of Sadness
    • The Last Hurrah
  • Elizabeth Goudge
    • Green Dolphin Street
  • Elizabeth Longford
    • Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed
  • Elliott Coleman
    • Poems of Byron, Keats, and Shelly
  • Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
    • The Flame Trees of Thika
    • The Mottled Lizard
  • Emily Bronte
    • Wuthering Heights
  • Emily Dickinson
    • Selected Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson
  • Erich Maria Remarque
    • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Erich Segal
    • Love Story
  • Ernest Hemingway
    • A Farewell to Arms
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Erskine Caldwell
    • Tobacco Road
  • Ethel Franklin Betts
    • The Complete Mother Goose
  • Eugene O’Neill
    • Selected Plays of Eugene O’Neill
  • Eve Curie
    • Madame Curie: A Biography
  • Evelyn Waugh
    • Decline and Fall
    • The Loved One, an Anglo-American Tragedy
  • F Scott Fitzgerald
    • Tender is the Night
    • The Great Gatsby
    • The Last Tycoon
  • Felix Salten
    • Bambi
  • Ford Madox
    • Ford The Good Soldier
  • Francis Parkman
    • The Oregon Trail
  • Frank Gilbreth
    • Cheaper By the Dozen
  • Franz Kafka
    • The Castle
    • The Trial
  • Fulton Oursler
    • The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Crime and Punishment
    • The Brothers Karamazov
    • Three Short Novels
  • Geoffery Chaucer
    • Canterbury Tales
  • George Eliot
    • Adam Bede
    • Silas Marner
    • The Mill on the Floss
  • Gilbreth Carey
    • Belles On Their Toes
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
    • The Decmaneron of Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Grace Metalious
    • Peyton Place
  • Graham Greene
    • The Portable Graham Greene
  • Gustave Flaubert
    • Madame Bovary
    • The Sentimental Education
  • Guy de Maupassant
    • Short Stories of De Maupassant
  • H G Wells
    • The Outline of History
    • Three More Novels of the Future
  • H G Wells and Isaac Asimov
    • Three Novels of the Future
  • H Rider Haggard
    • King Solomon’s Mines
  • Hans Christian Anderson
    • A Treasury of Hans Christian Anderson
  • Harold Lamb
    • Alexander of Macedon
    • Charlemagne
    • Genghis Khan: The Emperor of All Men
    • Suleiman the Magnificent
    • The Crusades
  • Harper Lee
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Helen Keller
    • The Story of My Life
  • Henrik Ibsen
    • Selected Plays of Henrik Ibsen
  • Henry David Thoreau
    • Walden and Other Writings
  • Henry Fielding
    • The History of Tom Jones
  • Henry James
    • The Bostonians
    • The Spoils of Poynton
  • Henry Miller
    • Tropic of Cancer
    • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz
    • Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
  • Herman Melville
    • Moby Dick
  • Herman Wouk
    • Marjorie Mourningstar
    • The Caine Mutiny
  • Hermann Hesse
    • Siddharta
    • Steppenwolf
  • Herodotus
    • The History of Herodotus
  • Hervey Allen
  • Anthony Adverse, Vols. I and II
  • Homer
    • The Illiad
    • The Odyssey
  • Honore de Balzac
    • Pere Goriot
  • Howard Pyle
    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of the Great Renown in Nottinghamshire
  • Ian Fleming
    • Goldfinger
  • Irving Stone
    • Jack London, Sailor on Horseback
    • Lust For Life
    • The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
    • Fathers and Sons
  • Jack London
    • The Call of the Wild
    • Sea-Wolf
  • Jacob and Karl Wilhelm Grimm
    • Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  • James Boswell
    • The Life of Samuel Johnson
  • James Cain
    • Three Novels
  • James Clavell
    • King Rat
    • Noble House
    • Shogun: A Novel of Japan, Vols. I and II
  • James Farrell
    • Studs Lonigan
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    • The Deerslayer
    • The Last of the Mohicans
    • The Pathfinder
  • James Herriot
    • All Creatures Great and Small
    • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • James Hilton
    • Lost Horizon
  • James Jones
    • From Here to Eternity
  • James Joyce
    • Dubliners
  • James Michener
  • Poland
    • Tales of the South Pacific
    • The Covenant, Vols. I and II
  • James Truslow Adams
    • The Epic of America
  • Jan Struthers
    • Mrs. Miniver
  • Jane Austen
    • Emma
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Sense and Sensibility
  • Jean Garrigue
    • Love Poems
    • Love’s Aspects: The World’s Great Love Poems
  • Jessamyn West
    • The Friendly Persuasion
  • Jim Bishop
    • The Day Christ Died
  • Joan Haslip
    • Catherine the Great
  • Joanna Cole and Jill Karla Schwarz
    • Best-Loved Folktales of the World
  • John Bunyan
    • The Pilgram’s Progress
  • John Dos Passos
    • Manhattan Transfer
  • John F. Kennedy
    • Profiles in Courage
  • John Fowles
    • The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  • John Galsworthy
    • A Modern Comedy
    • End of the Chapter
    • The Forsyte Saga
  • John Hunt
    • The Conquest of Everest
  • John Knowles
    • A Separate Peace
  • John Marquand
    • The Late George Apley
  • John Milton
    • Paradise Lost
  • John Steinbeck
    • East of Eden
    • The Grapes of Wrath
    • The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
  • John Toland
    • Adolph Hitler, Vols. I and II
  • Jonathan Swift
    • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Joseph Conrad
    • Lord Jim
    • Nostromo
    • Victory
  • Joseph Heller
    • Catch-22
  • Joseph Lash
    • Eleanor and Franklin
  • Joy Adamson
    • Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds
  • Jules Verne
    • A Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • Around the World in Eight Days
    • From the Earth to the Moon
    • The Mysterious Island
    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Kahlil Gibran
    • A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran
  • Katherine Anne Porter
    • Ship of Fools
  • Kathleen Winsor
    • Forever Amber
  • Kathryn Hume
    • The Nun’s Story
  • Kemp Battle
    • Great American Folklore: Legends, Tales, Ballads, and Superstitions From All Across America
  • Kenneth Grahame
    • The Wind in the Willows
  • Kenneth Lewis Roberts
    • Arundel
    • Lydia Bailey
    • Northwest Passage
    • Rabble in Arms
  • Kurt Vonnegut
    • Breakfast of Champions
    • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • L Frank Baum
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Larry McMurtry
    • The Last Picture Show
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Laurence Sterne
    • A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
  • Lee Wallace
    • Ben Hur
  • Leo Tolstoy
    • Anna Karenina
    • War and Peace
  • Leon Uris
    • Exodus
  • Lewis Carroll
    • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Lillian Hellman
    • The Collected Plays
  • Lloyd Douglas
    • The Robe
  • Lord Byron
    • Don Juan
  • Louis Auchincloss
    • The Rector of Justin
    • Watchfires
  • Louisa May Alcott
    • A Double Life
    • Eight Cousins
    • Jo’s Boys, and How They Turned Out
    • Little Men
    • Little Women
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Anne of Green Gables
  • Marcel Proust
    • Swann’s Way
  • Marco Polo
    • The Travels of Marco Polo
  • Marcus Aurelius
    • Meditations
  • Margaret Landon
    • Anna and the King of Siam
  • Margaret Mead
    • Coming of Age in Samoa
  • Margret Michell
    • Gone With the Wind
  • Maria Augusta Trapp
    • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
  • Mario Puzo
    • The Godfather
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • The Mists of Avalon
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    • The Yearling
  • Mark Twain
    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain
  • Marvin Kaye and Saralee Kaye
    • Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old and New
  • Mary Mapes Dodge
    • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
  • Mary McCarthy
    • The Group
  • Mary O’Hara
    • My Friend Flicka
  • Maurice Herzog
    • Annapurna
  • Michel de Montaigne
    • Selected Essays of Michel de Montaigne
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saaverdra
    • Don Quixote
  • Mika Waltari
    • The Egyptian
  • Nancy Sullivan
    • The Treasury of American Poetry
    • The Treasury of American Short Stories
    • The Treasury of English Short Stories
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • The House of Seven Gables
    • The Scarlett Letter
  • Nevil Shute
    • On the Beach
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    • The Prince
    • The Discourses
  • O Henry
    • Tales of O. Henry
  • Omar Khayyam
    • Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  • Oscar Wilde
    • The Picture of Dorian Gray
    • The Plays of Oscar Wilde
  • Owen Wister
    • The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains
  • Pearl S Buck
    • Imperial Woman: A Novel
    • The Good Earth
  • Petronius Arbiter
    • The Satyricon
  • Philip Roth
    • Portnoy’s Complaint
  • Plato
    • The Republic and Other Works of Plato
  • Plutarch
    • Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
  • Prosper Merimee
    • Carmen
  • R D Blackmoore
    • Lorna Doone
  • Rafael Sabatini
    • Scaramouche
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Essays and Journals
  • Richard Adams
    • Watership Down
  • Richard Evelyn Byrd
    • Alone
  • Richard Francis Burton
    • Selections From the The Arabian Nights
  • Richard Henry Dana
    • Two Years Before the Mast
  • Richard Llewellyn
    • How Green Was My Valley
  • Robert Graves
    • I, Claudius
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Treasure Island
  • Robert Massie
    • Nicholas and Alexandra
  • Robert Nathan
    • Portrait of Jennie
  • Robert Penn Warren
    • All the King’s Men
  • Rudyard Kipling
    • Captain Courageous
    • Just So Stories
    • Kim
    • Rudyard Kipling’s Verse
    • The Jungle Books
  • Saint Augustine of Hippo
    • The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Saki
    • The Complete Works of Saki
  • Samuel Butler
    • The Way of All Flesh
  • Saul Bellow
    • Henderson, the Rain King
    • Herzog
    • The Adventures of Augie March
  • Sherwood Anderson
    • Winesburg, Ohio
  • Sholom Aleichem
    • The Best of Sholom Aleichem
  • Sinclair Lewis
    • Arrowsmith
    • Main Street
  • Stendhal
    • The Red and the Black
  • Steven Crane
    • The Red Badge of Courage
  • Steven Vincent Benet
    • John Brown’s Body
  • Stewart Edward White
    • The Long Rifle
  • Sylvia Plath
    • The Bell Jar
  • T E Lawrence
    • Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • T H White
    • The Once and Future King
  • Taylor Caldwell
    • Dear and Glorious Physician
  • Taylor Caldwell
    • Great Lion of God
  • Tennessee Williams
    • Eight Plays
  • Theodore Dreiser
    • Sister Carrie
  • Thomas Bulfinch
    • Bulfinch’s Mythology
    • The Age of Fable
  • Thomas Costain
    • The Black Rose
    • The Conquering Family
    • The Magnificent Century
    • The Silver Chalice
    • The Three Edwards
  • Thomas Hardy
    • Far From the Madding Crowd
    • Jude the Obscure
    • Tess of the d’Urbervilles
    • The Return of the Native
  • Thomas Hughes
    • Tom Brown’s School Days
  • Thomas Mann
    • The Magic Mountain
  • Thomas Wolfe
    • Of Time and the River
  • Thor Heyerdahl
    • Aku-Aku: the Secret of Easter Island
    • Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft
  • Truman Capote
    • In Cold Blood
  • Upton Sinclair
    • The Jungle
  • Vicki Baum
    • Grand Hotel
  • Victor Hugo
    • Les Miserables
  • Victor Hugo
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Virginia Woolf
    • Mrs. Dalloway
  • Vladimir Nobokov
    • Lolita
  • W H Hudson
    • Green Mansions
  • W Somerset Maugham
    • Of Human Bondage
    • The Moon and Sixpence
    • The Razor’s Edge
    • The Summing Up
  • Walt Whitman
    • Leaves of Grass
  • Walter Scott
    • Ivanhoe
    • Kenilworth
    • The Talisman
  • Walter Van Tilburg Clark
    • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Washington Irving
    • The Complete Tales of Washington Irving
  • Wilkie Collins
    • The Moonstone
  • Willa Cather
    • My Antonia
  • William Faulkner
    • As I Lay Dying
    • Light in August
    • The Sound and the Fury
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
    • The History of Henry Esmond
    • The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.
    • Vanity Fair
  • William Prescott
    • Conquest of Mexico
  • William Shakespeare
    • Histories and Poems
    • The Comedies of William Shakespeare
    • The Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
    • The Tragedies of William Shakespeare
  • William Shirer
    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
  • William Wordsworth
    • Poems of Wordsworth and Coleridge

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