the whole enchilada

Toby G Levy tobylevy at
Mon Jun 27 23:51:46 EDT 2005

Back around 1976, a couple of years before I started collecting Modern
Library books, I used to shop at a used book store on Hertel Ave in
Buffalo.  It was on the second floor and as soon as you walked in you
could not help but see a large sign stating "Complete Modern Library for
sale."  In 1978 I moved away from Buffalo and the following year I
started collecting. A few years after that I returned to Buffalo to visit
friends and went to the bookstore. The sign was down and none of the
clerks remembered anything about it.


On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:38:03 -0400 J B Krygier <jbkrygier at>
> Hi Modlib,
> A WSJ article on Amazon's offer of the complete set of Penguin
> Classics (1082 titles) for about $8000.  This is about double
> the number of titles ever in the ML and about the same number
> that were in Everyman's.
> So who of you would have bought a complete set of ML?  1920?
> 1930?  1960?
> I would have bought the complete ML set in spring of 1917.
> John K.

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