[Fwd: Non-member submission from ["J Godsey"]: RE: Modern Library

j b krygier jbkrygie at owu.edu
Wed Jul 2 07:34:41 EDT 2003

-------- Original Message --------
From: "J Godsey" <joyce.godsey at comcast.net>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Subject: RE: Modern Library
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 21:29:09 -0400

i collect ML's in the same condition and for the same reasons as yourself.
a lot of mine have dj's but i only care when the artwork was cool.

i prefer the ML edition, for size & durability than most of the orginal editions.

J. Godsey
14 Pleasant St.
Methuen, MA 01844
pundit at jgodseybooks.com

Selling books since 1980
Member of the IOBA - Independent Online Booksellers Association
Publisher of Sic, the Book Humor magazine
Distributors of "Book Deodorizer"

 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu]On
 > Behalf Of Lewis Tanner
 > Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 1:52 PM
 > To: modlib
 > Subject: Modern Library
 > I've been buying ML editions for many years but I've never worried about
 > whether my ML editions were first editions; I'm not interested in dust
 > covers (most of my ML editions don't have have them), nor in the quality
 > (most of my ML editions are in extremely poor condition with broken
 > spines, jackets almost completely separated from the book, torn pages,
 > crumbling or yellow pages, etc.) I just prefer these books from the
 > Cerf/Klopfer era because they are longer lasting than paperbacks and
 > because they afford me a pleasure independent of their condition;
 > they are small in size, easy to carry around, and are complete and
 > unabridged (I must note that I also also like the small sized books
 > published by Oxford UP and Yale.) I've purchased them at flea markets,
 > 4th Avenue [NYC], and book fairs. There are no longer any
 > bookstores on 4th Ave. and the Hudson Guild book fair (NYC), where I
 > purchased most of my used books, is also defunct so that there are
 > less places in NYC where one can find bargains. I've never
 > purchased anything on the net; I prefer to go to book fairs and
 > similar venues where I can see and examine the books. Does
 > anyone have a list of book fairs/used bookstores in NYC? I've already
 > looked at the lists on various web sites but none seems complete.
 > thanks, Lewis
 > **********************************************************************
 > "Patriotism is usually the refuge of the scoundrel. He is the man
 >  who talks the loudest."  Mark Twain [1908]
 > **********************************************************************

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