ML Knockoff (Queen Pedauque) Auction

Thu Dec 25 21:19:19 EST 2003

I have a copy of this in a jacket slightly less good than 
the one on eBay.  The ML occasionally rented their plates to 
other publishers to pick up some easy money.  From the list 
of titles on the back panel of the jacket it looks like 
several titles published by the National Home Library 
Foundation might have been printed from ML plates, but I 
haven't seen any of the others so I don't know for sure.

As many of you know, the National Home Library Foundation 
was the source of the plates used to print the ML edition of 
The Federalist.  Shortly before his retirement, the 
president of the Foundation made the plates available to the 
ML in exchange for a complete set of ML books.  He died 
shortly thereafter, presumably before he had a chance to 
read most of them.  The ML subsequently bought the plates 
outright from his widow.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 16:01:15 EST
>From: Allbooks at  
>Subject: ML Knockoff (Queen Pedauque) Auction  
>To: modlib at
>   I have just listed on eBay an unusual item that I
>   believe meets the definition of permissible
>   postings.  Auction number  3575417318.
>   Don Ramsey
>   10408 Montgomery Ave., Kensington MD 20895 (301)
>   929-0036
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
aa3401 at 

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