The DJ situation

Toby G Levy tobylevy at juno.com
Wed Jun 22 12:12:19 EDT 2005


I've completed my project of putting plastic on all the flex mls in my
collection, and at the same time matching them up to the date key on
Scotts's website.  As you can see below, of the 35 books below, 26 are
first modern library editions. Of these 26, only 17 have djs dated the
same year as the book.

author    title               1st? mlnum pub dj-date

Wilde     Dorian Gray            n 001.1 17  FALL   1932
Wilson    Public Papers          n 055.1 18  FALL   1928
Tolstoy   Death of I Illych      n 064.1 18  SPRING 1930
Whitman   Poems                  n 097.1 21  SPRING 1934
Bronte    Wuthering Heights      n 106.1 26  FALL   1939
Lewisohn  Up Stream              n 123.1 26  SPRING 1932
Joyce     Dubliners              y 124.1 26  FALL   1926
Schreiner Story of an African Fm y 132.1 27  SPRING 1935
-misc-    American poetry        y 101.2 29  FALL   1932
Dostyvsky Brothers Karamazov     y 151.1 29  FALL   1931
Sudermann Song of Songs          y 162.1 29  SPRING 1930
Tolstoy   Anna Karenina          y 037.2 30  FALL   1935
-misc-    Great Mod Shrt Strys   n 168.1 30  FALL   1934
Checkov   Plays                  y 171.1 30  FALL   1930
Goethe    Faust                  n 177.1 30  SPRING 1938
Bennett   Old Wives Tale         y 184.1 31  SPRING 1938
Cather    Death Comes to The Arc y 191.1 31  FALL   1931
Hemingway Farewell To Arms       y 019.2 32  SPRING 1932
Franklin  Selected Writings      y 039.2 32  SPRING 1932
Longfelow Complete Poems         y 056.2 32  SPRING 1932
Hardy     Tess of the Dubervills y 072.2 32  SPRING 1934
Burton    Arabian Nights         y 201.1 32  FALL   1932
Dickens   Pickwick Papers        y 204.1 32  FALL   1938
Proust    Guermantes Way         y 213.1 33  FALL   1933
Buck      The Good Earth         y 002.3 34  FALL   1937
Hemon     Maaria Chapdelaine     y 010.2 34  FALL   1934
Norris    The Pit                y 092.2 34  FALL   1934
Dickens   David Copperfield      y 110.2 34  SPRING 1934
Heyward   Porgy                  y 148.2 34  FALL   1934
Maughm    Moon and Sixpence      n 027.2 35  SPRING 1936
Roberts   The Time of Man        y 054.2 35  SPRING 1935
Glasgow   Barren Ground          y 025.3 36  SPRING 1936
James     Variety of Relig Exper y 070.2 36  FALL   1936
Woolf     To the Lighthouse      y 217.1 37  FALL   1937
Canfield  Deepening Stream       y 200.2 38  FALL   1938

Toby

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:36:38 GMT "JOSEPH HILL" <goodbooks at webtv.net>
writes:
>  Reading postings here regarding DJ's matching binding types 
> etc....Dent put any DJ they had in stock on any book as  long as  
> the title was the same....even sets!  One must ask,was this not done 
> as well at Random House,to save a few bucks and perhaps time?  I 
> doubt that Cerf had in mind the idea of ML collectors years later 
> trying to figure out DJ problems.
> I think we should all keep in mind  that this was a cheap reprint 
> series and costs were cut whereever.....Joe Hill
> 
> 
> 
> 




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