Why would Random House ask for its own books???

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Sun Dec 10 19:45:29 EST 2006


In searching in the New York Times historic database, I ran across an  
ad from Random House (December 8, 1968) addressing a plea to the  
general public. The ad says (in part) "Random House is now revising  
its entire Modern Library series and needs copies of these books..."  
The ad includes a list of titles wanted "for editorial purposes and  
for reproduction." See the ad here:


Some of the titles in the list had recently been published. So how  
could it be that Random House didn't have copies of its own library  
-- especially recently published titles?

Scot Kamins
"Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds."
                                    -Albert Einstein

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