Chandler: Farewell My Lovely/Lady in the Lake

BJ bjwhite at
Sun Apr 28 16:36:08 EDT 2002

Thank You Scott,
Now I remember why I signed up for this list. At present I have a few MLB's
that I have picked up over the years for reading purposes only. I enjoy them
very much, and already had a half dozen or so before I discovered that
originally they came with dust jackets (so little did I know about books
other than I loved to read, and own them).
Now I am determined to find more books with jackets-to collect and to read!
----- Original Message -----
From: "scot kamins" <kamins at>
To: <modlib at>
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: Chandler: Farewell My Lovely/Lady in the Lake

> > I am new this list and know very little about collecting fine books (I
> > been buying, reading, and keeping books all my life) I wonder if someone
> > would explain what the binding #'s mean, and what is Toledano guide?
> This list deals specifically and only with books in the Modern Library
> series of (mostly) reprints published from 1917 through the present,
> published first by Boni & Liveright, then Modern Library Inc., and finally
> Random House.
> "Binding number" refers to one of eighteen (or so) styles of binding in
> which the book blocks (all the pages) are housed. These bindings are
> described and pictured in the Toledano guide, short for "Modern Library
> Price Guide 1917-1990," 3rd revised edition, compiled and written by Henry
> Toledano. (The Toledano Guide is the bible of Modern Library collecting.)
> For a review of the Modern Library Guide, go to:
> and click the appropriate link.
> Scot Kamins
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