Guide Question -> Now 90.3 (Four Cont. French Plays)

Fri Jun 10 11:23:09 EDT 2005

The first printing of Four Contemporary French Plays
states "FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION, September, 1967" but has
a spring 1967 list at the end of the volume (includes
Faulkner, As I Lay Dying but not Faulkner, Pylon). I've seen a
later printing without the first statement but didn't note the
date of the list at the end.

This was originally scheduled for spring 1967 -- perhaps the
reason for the spring list.  I don't know why it was
postponed.  Oddly, it wasn't listed in Publishers Weekly
"Weekly Record" of new books until May 13, 1968 ... maybe RH
forgot to send it in when it first appeared.

A fall 1967 list includes Faukner Pylon but not Forster, 
Collected Tales; a spring 1968 list includes Forster,
Collected Tales but not Burgess, Clockwork Orange & Honey for
the Bears.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 7:53:17 -0500
>From: <modlib at>  
>Subject: Re: Guide Question -> Now 90.3 (Four Cont. French
>To: <modlib at>
>Thanks Scot!
>In this case, we need to add an indicator to the guide for
90.3.  For some time, I have been wondering if either the
FMLEd indicator was incorrect or there was at least a second
printing for this title.
>I have a copy, but it does not state First Edition.  The
binding/dj is 13/n.  The book list inside is for Fall 1967. 
dbapaper (Amy, correct?) recently listed a copy on eBay
(8310411355) and indicates "First Modern Library Edition,
September 1967".  So there was more than one printing.  Ed at
Barnaby Rudge claims to have a copy that indicates a 1968
printing.  Ed, can you confirm that?
>ABE has 16 of these available with dj; 3 claim first edition
stated.  I propose adding an "F" under the H_C column.  Henry,
does this sound appropriate?
>> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at>
>> Date: 2005/06/09 Thu PM 11:16:21 CDT
>> To: modlib at
>> Subject: Re: Guide Question - First and Later Editions
>> On Jun 9, 2005, at 7:18 PM, <modlib at> wrote:
>> > Is my interpretation correct that when the BL/Lmp/H_C
columns on  
>> > the odd page listings are all blank, only a first edition
>> 1st  printings no matter what the bindings are in the Dj1st
column on  
>> the even page. The three columns you speak of are for later
>> in the various formats. Thus your conclusion is
well-founded. It may  
>> even be true - except that it should read "only a first
edition is  
>> presumed to exist."
>> - Scot Kamins
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
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