"Decline and Fall" query
aa3401 at wayne.edu
Sun Jun 24 18:16:14 EDT 2001
Most ML collectors want first printings of both the two and three volume versions of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. First printings of the 2-volume version (1932) have a first statement on the verso of the title page; first printings of the 3-volume version (1946) don't. The jackets provide the best way of identifying 3-volume firsts. The ML lists inside the jackets date from spring 1946 and are headed: "WHICH OF THESE 309 OUTSTANDING BOOKS DO YOU WANT TO READ?"
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From: Jbrodie1750 at aol.com
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 11:30 AM
Subject: "Decline and Fall" query
Dear Modern Library Experts,
I just purchased a beautiful Three Volume ML (Giant) set of "The Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire"....I am new to collecting ML's ...is it possible
that it is a first ML edition?
What do I look for to find out?
Sincerely and thanks in advance for helping this neophyte ML enthusiast....
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