kamins at ModernLib.com
Fri Dec 29 16:25:12 EST 2006
OK, folks, here's the entire brochure:
On Dec 28, 2006, at 12:06 PM, Scot Kamins wrote:
> If you send me a scan or two I'll post them for the ListServ
> members to see.
> Ever The Opportunist,
> - Scot
> On Dec 28, 2006, at 11:53 AM, JOHN PETERSON wrote:
>> A bookseller friend gave me today a 16 page brochure/catalog from
>> the Book of the Month Club dated March, 1939 with the heading,
>> FREE BOOKS. These were available to members who made advance
>> deposits, one free book for every $12 deposited in advance. The
>> tie-in with ML is that most of the books offered for free were #7
>> MLs, and ML Giants. The brochure cover depicts many MLs.
>> However, also offered were Miscellaneous BOMC overstocks, Blue
>> Ribbon Library, Star Dollar Library, Novels of Distinction series,
>> Sun Dial Library, and Children's Classics. On the back of the
>> brochure is a form to send along with the advance deposit and to
>> indicate the free book(s) desired.
>> I remember reading about collaboration between BOMC and ML (e.g.,
>> Illustrated Alice from BOMC overstock), but I had never heard of
>> this one, nor of a Book of the Month Club soliciting advance
>> deposits during the late 30's. Anyone ever heard of this before?
>> John Peterson
> `\|||/ Scot Kamins
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