ML #371 Morte D'Urban

Ron Thoman rgthoman at
Sat Nov 16 12:23:29 EST 2002

I am a bit perplexed by this volume.  

The book is a stated "First Modern Library Edition, September, 1966."  It
has the appearance of binding 11, with blind stamped torchbearer on the
front, but the torchbearer at the top of the spine is that shown for
binding 12 rather than that shown for binding 11 (i.e. the longer stride). 
Would this still be binding 11 and first edition?  Were the logos used
interchangeably on binding 11?  Were there two types of binding 11?  Or
what?  Or is this a later edition?

The catalog at the end of the book runs up to 375 (Heller, "Catch 22), but
I assume that since everything up to 375 were published in 1966, this is OK
for a first 371.  Or not?

Incidentally, the book has doubled endpapers in the front, a printing
glitch I assume.

The dust jacket (m) is also confusing.  The front is the pictorial shown on
Scott's dj site, but it doesn't seem to correlate with the descriptions in
the Price Guide (pp. 180-181).  Is this meaningful?

Ron Thoman
rgthoman at

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