new find and 3 musketeers

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Wed Sep 17 08:07:37 EDT 2003


If the list at the end of the book is fall 1949, that means copies with
spring 1950 lists are second printings with the "First" statement retained.

Barry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jimmy Williamson" <jwslaw at jimmywilliamson.com>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: new find and 3 musketeers


> it is the fall 49 list;  so, go figure
> i was doing good just to figure out the year; now i have to figure out the
> half-year;
> give me a break
> jw
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu]On
> Behalf Of Gordon Neavill
> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 6:49 AM
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> Subject: Re: new find and 3 musketeers
>
>
> All the first printings I've seen of the Le Clercq translation have 347
> jackets, so this is new to me.  The new translation was published in
> February 1950.  The lead time for printing jackets meant that many titles
> published in January or even February had jackets with lists from the
> preceding fall, which explains the 344 list.
>
> I'd be interested to know if the list at the end of the volume is fall
1949
> (includes Byron, Don Juan not James, Washington Square) or spring 1950
> (includes James, Washington Square, not Alcott, Little Women).  I expect
> it's the spring 1950 list.
>
> I assume the jacket is the pictorial jacket used for the Le Clercq
> translation, not the typographic jacket with the blue panel used on
> post-1939 copies of the earlier translation (both are included in the ML
> jacket database).
>
> My guess is that only enough fall 1949 jackets were printed to supply
> initial orders for the new translation.  If you could photocopy both sides
> of the fall 1949 jacket (front panel and front flap & list inside the
> jacket) and mail them to me, I'll include this in my bibliography.
(Address
> is in the signature.)
>
> Thanks for sharing this!
>
> Barry
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jimmy Williamson" <jwslaw at jimmywilliamson.com>
> To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 12:58 AM
> Subject: new find and 3 musketeers
>
>
> > at a bookstore in st. louis, subterranean books, looking for ml as
usual;
> > no ml section; start noticing lots of ml books, all in fine or very fine
> > shape with perfect djs(altho some were clipped);
> > had to catch a plane, so had to stop looking; but got several; convinced
> > there were more; price was not unbelievable, but was not bad ( 10-11 per
> > book), especially considering the condition;
> > when i asked what was up, they said someone had come in with an ml
> > collection, and the store does not particularly value ml;
> > now, for my question;  i got first of three musketeers, #143.2, 1950,
and
> it
> > lists on the dj 344 titles; toledano says first is 347; so, are there
> others
> > with 344 ?
> > jw
> >
> >
> >
> >
>




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