Fwd: Dracula in The Modern Library

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Sat May 1 12:03:45 EDT 2004


Folks,
I received the following e-mail this morning. If anybody has answers 
they'd like to send to these people, please do so at 
info at transylvania.com

- Scot Kamins (in spite of to whom the e-mail was addressed).

>Delivered-To: kamins at dogeared.com
>Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 08:05:14 -0700
>From: "Transylvania Press, Inc." <info at transylvania.com>
>Subject: Dracula in The Modern Library
>To: kamins at dogeared.com
>X-Priority: 3
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>Dear Mr. Toledano,
>
>I found your site while researching Modern Library editions of 
>"Dracula" for a comprehensive vampire bibliography.
>
>I've found 5 different dust jackets, with the three earliest ones 
>listed as follows:
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>             __. New York: Modern Library, n.d. [1933]. [i-vi], 
>viii-ix, [x-xii], [1], 2-418 p. hb. dj. “One of the Greatest 
>Thrillers of Modern Times.” Spine: Modern Library No. "31." Price: 
>.95c. 17 cm.
>
>             __. New York: Modern Library, n.d. [1952]. [i-vi], 
>viii-ix, [x-xii], [1], 2-418 p. hb. w. gray, decorative binding. dj. 
>by E. McKnight Kauffer. Spine: Modern Library No. "31." Price: 
>$1.25. 18.5 cm.
>
>             __. New York: The Modern Library, n.d. [1966]. xi, [3], 
>417, [418-428] p. hb. w. blue, decorative binding w. the logo “ml” 
>stamped on the cover.
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>To begin with, are you aware of the fact that the first dust-jacket 
>state was reproduced by Doubleday as the following note?
>
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>__. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, Inc., n.d. [c. 1940]. 
>[i-vi], vii-ix, [x], [1], 2-354 p. hb. w. green, decorative binding 
>& illustrated endpapers. dj. Note: Jacket illustration as per the 
>first Modern Library edition, but has green lettering & a yellow 
>background. The Sun Dial Library Ser. Price: $1.00. 18.5 cm.
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>However, I also have two questions for you:
>
>A Modern Library list on the internet states that the "E. McKnight 
>Kauffer" dust jacket came out in 1952 but, in the copy that I have, 
>the name is followed by a "/40", which indicates that the drawing is 
>from 1940. Which date is correct? 
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>Secondly, I've found three early covers but a lot of binding 
>variants. Do you happen to know which binding came first? Was any 
>early ML edition of Dracula ever issued without a dust jacket?  
>
>Thanks for your help,
>
>Robert Eighteen-Bisang
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