mod libs are infections....

Jack Pickens jackpickens at
Mon Aug 25 19:28:48 EDT 2003

About 15 years ago, I was buying about any leatherette I found for 
$2.00-3.00. When I saw a Treasure Island for $20.00 I chuckled. Not 
chuckling any more and still don't have one. Damn!

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>To: modlib at
>Subject: Re: mod libs are infections....
>Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 07:53:22 -0700 (PDT)
>In the early 1970's I had made a sweep of the book stores on Hollywood
>Blvd.(about 30 stores(two left today )picking up F/F copies of ML's for
>3-5 bucks. One of the last stores I scouted had a F/F Little Women
>@$10.00 I was about to ask why the copy was priced so high,changed my
>mind and just left the shop. The Alcott I now have in my collection cost
>me ten times that price.
>As I wrote some time ago,the biggest fish I let get off the hock was a
>presentation copy of the Gatsby @$1,600, to Zelda at a book fair in San
>Francisco the same year!
>I think the copy must be owned by a Fizgerald collector,if a ML
>collector had the book,I think we would have heard about it by now.
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