OT:Just for giggles - how many EL collectors?

Richard Ugland ugland.1 at osu.edu
Thu Dec 11 10:21:16 EST 2003

Sharon has raised a great topic.  ML is primary with me, but I also value 
other reprint series such as Viking Portables, Library of America, and 
selected Grosset & Dunlap.  Being a sucker for series, I also collect the 
Landmark history series from the 1950s and 1960s and the new Penguin Lives 
Biographies.  Other than that, William Styron, John Updike, Gore Vidal, 
Kurt Vonnegut, and John Irving.

Rich Ugland

At 09:15 AM 12/11/03 -0500, you wrote:
>      For those who particularly enjoy British history and literature,
>Everyman's library offers a large number of outstanding titles that are
>unavailable elsewhere; however the standardization of the dust jackets
>makes the books less aesthetically appealing than MLs.  I tend to buy them
>for content, pretty much as Joe described.
>      A larger topic, and a fascinating one, is the obsession
>of book collecting in general.  Very few of the ML collectors I have known
>collect only the Modern Library.  Most collect another author, another
>series, etc.  Assuming that the Modern Library is one's primary
>collection, what is the secondary one?  Mine is Charles Dickens.
>                   Sharon
>On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, JOSEPH HILL wrote:
> > This series of books are not conducive for collecting,they are far too
> > bland  and Scholarly. If you think a B&L is hard to acquire with a
> > DJ,Try and find a 1906 EL with one!!!  Most all people who buy EL's  buy
> > them for content,not for first editions or dust jackets,or whatever..
> >
> > My EL's  far out-sell my ML books as most titles are long OP,few ML
> > titles are OP.
> > Also,John K. and I have had this field to ourselves for some time now,we
> > would not appreciate novice  collectors driving prices out o ourf
> > range....and furthermore,you don't have the room for both EL & ML
> > books!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
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