Fwd: Re: Does ANYBODY collect Modern Library College Editions?

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Thu Nov 3 11:29:25 EST 2005


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> From: "EDWARD LUKANUSKI" <ed_lukanuski at msn.com>
> To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Subject: Re: Does ANYBODY collect Modern Library College Editions?
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 11:04:37 -0500
>
> Yesterday I was in a small Catholic college bookstore. The reasons why
> are another story.
>
> Since it is near mid-term the shelves of course related books were bare
> except the Philosophy section. Two stacks --- perhaps of 20 volumes 
> each
> --- were ML college editions of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. (Well
> it is a Catholic school.) I wondered if the bookstore had overbought
> because the philosophy instructor had been too optimistic about how 
> many
> students would take his/her class.
>
> The title page of each read as expected except below Random House it
> read Distributed by McGraw-Hill.
>
> The paper of each was not very good. Yellowing. Looked as if any
> highlighter would bleed through to the next several pages.
>
> If you had to buy the text for a class, it is unlikely you would feel
> any need to keep in your library at the end of the semester.
>
> One used volume --- in relatively good condition --- of Aquinas was for
> sale with the reminder being new. I guess somebody dropped the class
> quickly.
>
> Ed L.




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