Mystery hardcover ML DJs

Jimmy Williamson jwslaw at
Sun Apr 6 22:35:35 EDT 2003

i dont know whether to be totally impressed by the fact that he only lacks
or depressed that , after so much work, he still lacks 162;
but, john can now answer a question i have wanted answered since i started
collecting, and naively believed that there were 396 books.
namely, how many are there?  total?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-modlib at [mailto:owner-modlib at]On
Behalf Of Gordon Neavill
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 8:17 PM
To: modlib at
Subject: Re: Mystery hardcover ML DJs

John is correct on all counts except that Joyce's Dubliners was also
available in an earlier version of the 1966 jacket shown on the web site
which has a gray rather than blue background.  This jacket was in use (to
the best of my current knowledge) from 1946 to 1964.


----- Original Message -----
From: "j b krygier" <jbkrygie at>
To: "ModLib List" <modlib at>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 7:52 PM
Subject: Mystery hardcover ML DJs

> Hi Modlib people,
> I have been wasting time putting together a list of
> the hardcover MLs (titles and DJ variants) I am
> missing.  162 missing, total.  That is not so bad.
> In working through Henry Toledano's excellent Guide,
> I found eight common titles from this era that list
> DJ types that are not on Scot's also excellent
> Dogeared DJ pages, nor have I ever seen them (in my
> years of painstaking, back-breaking searching).
> If anyone has seen (or owns) any of the variants
> below, I would like to know.  It is possible that
> the Guide is in error (gasp!), and if that is the
> case I can stop looking for these DJ variants.
> Again: these are all post 1940 DJs; "T" means
> a text DJ and "P" means a pictorial DJ, of
> course.
> Byrne: 43.3: Messer Marco Polo
> The Guide lists a 'T' DJ in the 1940+ column but
> I have never seen anything but the saucy pink and
> black "P" DJ shown on Scot's DJ pages.
> Cellini: 150.3: Autobiography
> The Guide lists "TPP" in the 1940+ column.  I have
> never seen a "T" DJ for this title.  Scot's pages
> show the only two DJ variants (the very common blue
> one, and the late 1960s redesigned DJ) I have seen
> on this title.
> Crane: 130.2: Red Badge of Courage
> The Guide lists a "T" DJ in the 1940+ column.  Again,
> has anyone seen a T DJ on this title?  By the way,
> the kindacool redesigned late 1960s DJ shown on
> Scot's pages is not noted in the Guide.
> Gide: 187.1: Counterfeiters
> The Guide lists a "P" DJ for this title; this is the
> version without the Journal (discontinued in 1946). I
> have only seen the blandish T DJ.
> Joyce: 124.1: Dubliners
> The Guide lists "PP" for this title in the 1940+
> column.  I have only seen two T DJs.  Should this
> be "TT" or are there two P DJs from this era?
> Meredith: 134.1 and 134.2: Ordeal of Richard Feverel
> The Guide lists "P" DJs for both post 1940 versions
> of this title (one without an intro, one with an
> intro by Stevenson).  I have never seen anything but
> the boring old T DJ shown on Scot's pages.
> Merejkowski: 138.1: Romance of Leonardo
> The Guide lists a "T" DJ for this title in the 1940+
> column.  I have only seen the P DJ with wise old
> Leo on it.
> Thucydides; 58.3: Complete Writings
> This is the later version with the Finlay intro and
> no map.  The Guide lists a P DJ for this title.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> John K.

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