Clarification needed on Caldwell "God's Little Acre" variations

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Tue Dec 27 09:02:30 EST 2005


On Dec 26, 2005, at 12:10 AM, Scot Kamins wrote:

> We have a note on the Toledano Updates & Additions page noting two  
> variations on Caldwell's God's Little Acre, both reported by John  
> Krygier. According to the notes, Three versions of this title  
> exist. Some issues between 1934 and 1957 have no appendix, but both  
> have an introduction by the author. Starting in 1958, both the  
> appendix and the introduction disappeared.


Not sure how my name got associated with this issue on the Guide
updates page.  Checked the MODLIB archives, and found this series
of emails from back in the olden days.  The culprits behind all
these Acre variants are Joe and Henry.

jk

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From: GOODBOOKS at webtv.net (JOSEPH HILL)
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 09:34:56 -0700 (PDT)
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Subject: Re: "God's Little Acre with an appendix?

On DJ #371 I have forward by Caldwell
On DJ #383 No forward by Caldwell

Joe

SPECIALIZE IN MODERN LIBRARY AND EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY BOOKS

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From: Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com>
To: "ML LIstServ" <modlib at algol.owu.edu>

In a recent e-mail, GOODBOOKS at webtv.net said (in part):

	On DJ #371 I have forward by Caldwell
	On DJ #383 No forward by Caldwell


Joe,

I don't follow. Are you saying that you have two copies of God's Little
Acre, one from 1954 or 1955 (371 titles listed) that has a forward by
Caldwell, and one from around 1958 that has no such forward?

Also, should be assume that neither has the appendix?



Scot Kamins

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From: BooksetcSF at aol.com
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 13:25:31 EDT
Subject: Re: "God's Little Acre with an appendix?
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu

In a message dated 4/27/01 9:35:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
GOODBOOKS at webtv.net writes:

	On DJ #371 I have forward by Caldwell
	On DJ #383 No forward by Caldwell


You people are really complicating my life!!

51.2 Caldwell without appendix +introduction (actually foreword) by  
Author
51.2a with appendix same as 51.2 except for addition of appendix
51.2 reverts back to what it was in 51.2 (the first one)
51.3 = 51.2 but no intro by author. I suspect Cp expired. Taken out  
in 1933
and change comes about in around 1959. I think the Cp period is  
around 26
years??? Now, people will find out if they want a complete ML  
collection with
all the variations it will probably run into thousands of books!
As an indication of how sloppy ML was we have "with a new  
introduction by the
author" on the title page. Then we have a note on "God's Little Acre" by
author plus a three page foreword, described as a foreword. Nothing  
about an
introduction, though I suppose a foreword might be an introduction  
also. Now
we are getting into semantics. Bye.

        Henry for Books etc

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