Alcoa Mystery: More info

Jimmy Williamson jwslaw at
Tue Apr 22 11:51:05 EDT 2003

john says only paid 20; so no big investment
john, not to worry;
i am willing to bet my collection that on ebay they will go for more than 20

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From: owner-modlib at [mailto:owner-modlib at]On
Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 9:22 AM
To: ML LIstServ
Subject: Alcoa Mystery: More info

Here's some more stuff that John sent about the Alcoa material:

"...there's nothing on the djs to indicate modern library, and
there's no clues in the books to suggest a special printing.
However, the metallic endpapers, with compliments of the Corporate
Design Division of Alcoa label, are different, and are pasted onto
Modern Library books.  Could it be that these are run of the mill
books with specialized endpapers and possibly covers?  The Quixote
book does have a complete catalogue of MLs in the back, that would
date the printing to 1965, I Bellow/Augie March, but yes
to Camus, Fall & Exile and etc.

"I bought this set at a Chicago bookstore this last Saturday, and
paid only $20, so have no big investment, but I do have a lot of
curiosity about them."

Seems to me that the DJ's were privately printed NOT by Random House.
I'm betting that ALcoa bought a bunch of books and made the changes

Scot Kamins
Portland Oregon Real Estate Broker
(with Scott Trahan Realty Brokerage)
"I Listen."
(503) 997-0199

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