2nd state DJ on every ML title?

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Sun Nov 23 20:47:08 EST 2003

Sam is correct that the ML edition of Forester's The African Queen was the
first in the U.S. to print the complete text as it originally appeared in
England.  It isn't the first American edition, but it's the first complete
American edition.

There are a number of ML titles that exist in a single printing.  To the
best of my knowledge most of these had a single printing of the jacket.
Exceptions such as Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby (which had a second printing of
the jacket for remainder sales) are exceptional, not the norm.  It would be
interesting to have a list of one-printing titles that have two or more
printings of the jacket.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at dogeared.com>
To: "ML LIstServ" <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 1:04 PM
Subject: 2nd state DJ on every ML title?

> Folks,
> While Googling this morning, I found an article abiut the Modern
> Library  written by ListServ apostate member Sam Gottlieb.
> http://www.bibliodirect.com/article_display.php?ArticleID=15&start=1
> One of the things he asserts in the article is the following: "I
> believe every single book in the series (with the possible exceptions
> of Illustrated ML titles and paperbacks) has both a first and
> subsequent state(s) dust jacket."
> He  also asserts that ML's edition of The African Queen by C. S.
> Forester may be a true American first because it restores missing
> chapters. (I remember asking about this on this ListServ some time
> ago, but nobody knew anything about it.)
> Comments on any of this?
> --
> Scot Kamins
> "Modern Library books are intended to be read and not just to be
> stuck away in bookcases like old sets of Balzac and Victor Hugo..."
>                     - Bennett Cerf

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