Warning for New Collectors: Beware of 1st Edition Claims

Benjamin Hish,Bookseller oopbooks at infi.net
Fri Nov 9 01:09:39 EST 2001

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      Maybe... ,  if the points were public domain then .... ? Is henri's
guide THE "standard". What is a Modern Library 1st , anyway?

Respectfully &
these times of stress

somewhat, facetiously ,
$^ )     b.hish
----- Original Message -----
From: "j b krygier" <jbkrygie at cc.owu.edu>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: Warning for New Collectors: Beware of 1st Edition Claims

> Scot Kamins wrote:
> > As of late I have noticed an apparent increase in the number of ML
> > advertised as Firsts on eBay. But in fact many books on eBay listed as
> > first modern library editions are later editions.
> Do I recall that there is some kind of general rule of thumb that
> if an old book has a date but no indication of later printings, that it
> is a first edition?  I am assuming that this is why people are claiming
> many non 1st MLs to be 1sts (many which have a date and nothing
> else).
> Also, what happens if you email an eBay seller and inform them
> that they don't really have a 1st?  Are they grateful?  Angry?  I have
> been tempted to do this a few times (a week or two back there was
> a Faulkner ML, advertised as a first but not, with a bid at $50...
> seemed almost unethical to not email the seller or bidder about it).
> JK
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