Fwd: ModLib ListServ Topics

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Wed Jan 18 20:00:36 EST 2006


Fwd: some inexperienced list member posting from a non-list email  
address   --jk


Begin forwarded message:

> To: ML ListServ <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> From: Scot Kamins <kamindsl at pacifier.com>
> Subject: ModLib ListServ Topics
> Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:11:31 -0800
>
> While cleaning up the archives, I ran across this interesting posting
> from way back near the beginning. It bears reposting I think.
>
> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 22:18:46 -0400
> From: j b krygier <jbkrygie at cc.owu.edu>
> Subject: ModLib Listserv Topics
>
> Since things are quiet (and there is nothing wrong with
> that!) I thought I would repost a list of topics which
> might be discussed on ModLib.  Scot Kamins and I
> compiled this back prior to starting the listserv:
>
>
> ModLib is an e-mail discussion group for all issues related
> to collecting the Modern Library book series.
>
> Topics/Questions include:
>
> - survey and discussion of current ML values
>
> - theoretical discussions -- "Should eBay 'Prices Realized'
> be a valid measure of market value?"
>
> - Toldedano Guide corrections, additions, etc.
>
> - what's your specialization -- ie, the focus of your
> collection?
>
> - good book stores to hunt for ML (if one is willing to
> share such information!)
>
> - geographic variations in ML availability (eg., are some
> titles easier/harder to find in different parts of the
> country)
>
> - brags -- "I found a B-L in  a NF dust jacket at a garage
> sale for 50 cents"
>
> - history of ML series
>
> - discussions of authors in the ML series (who was Ouida?)
>
> - how titles got chosen/rejected/dropped, in general and in
> specific
>
> - toughest titles to find AFTER the Boni-Liveright era;
> toughest binding 8 MLs in DJ.
>
> - illustrated ML series
>
> - matching proper dust jackets with post-1963 first
> editions
>
> - dust jacket variations on different ML titles (to
> continue developing the DJ information included in the
> recent edition of the Toledano Guide).
>
> - Anomalous but valid dust jackets (eg a type D dust jacket
> [1929-1932] listing 268 titles [1939]
>
> - Anomalous bindings (mid 20s and ca. 1940); other
> anomalous bindings (eg., Jackson's Lost Weeded, leather
> bindings, 20s Xmas bindings).
>
> - ML Periphera -- book cases, match books, logo dies,
> pirated editions, British editions, lamps, catalogs, etc.
>
> Scot Kamins
>
> "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do
> nothing." -- Edmund Burke




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