dmenkin119 at dmenkin119 at
Tue Sep 23 15:37:40 EDT 2003

Dear John,  I got your list off  Modern Library books that you have and that 
you offered to sell to me.  Thank you for serching you inventory to find these 
books.  Two of them I think are what I want (21.2 & 44.1) but the other 3  
you marked  "1925/29", which are "leatherette bindings" and my want list is 
marked " balloon cloth" which are 1929/39 editons  .  
If you want,I will wait until you get your scanner  installed or if we can 
talk on the phone now, I think I can ask you a few  things about the 2 books , 
21.2 , 44.1 , which will be all I need to decide to buy them. My phone # 
805-966-2033. If you let me know your phone #, I can call you.

You asked about my Modern Library backgound, but it is long and complicated 
and I will be brief now but if we talk on the phone, I can give you more. 

     I am 88 years old, so we bought some books in the 1930's and along the 
years.  About 20 years ago my wife and I were in a book store that had a lot of 
MLBs and we decided we would start add some of them to our batch we had from 
years past. but we were very casual about it.

Now  we have a complete collection, except for the editions list  on the want 
list I sent you. We have dust jackets on all our hard cover books.  Our 
collection includes all editions issued in each type of binding. 

Please answer in what ever method you desire. 
         Best Regards       David  Menkin 

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