What of that question about the colophon?
kamins at dogeared.com
Sun Oct 10 17:35:28 EDT 2004
At 4:58 PM -0400 10/10/04, John Krygier wrote:
>One could write a book in response to this question...wait, someone did write
>a book. Dash out and find a copy of:
<excellent list of references snipped>
Yes, yes, yes. Top notch references to be sure. But what of the
questions? Here, I'll take a stab:
>What is the significance of the ML logo?
It's a running person (sex indeterminate) holding the torch of
knowledge & enlightenment. It represents the search for Truth.
>What difference does it make whether or not it is on a book or not?
With very few exceptions for books 1925-1968 or so, it lets you know
that you're dealing with a Modern Library title. After 1968 a bunch
of titles had no logo, but instead had the letters "ML" in place of
it. Even with titles from 1968-1970, the Running Torchbearer was
someplace in the book or on the dust jacket.
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