Random House Green Mansions

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Sat May 13 06:59:18 EDT 2006


Thanks, Joe, I'll look forward to receiving this.  Shall I send you a check now or wait till I receive it?

Address is 1027 Burns St., Detroit, MI 48214.

Barry

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 05:21:35 GMT
>From: "JOSEPH HILL" <goodbooks at webtv.net>  
>Subject: Re: Random House Green Mansions  
>To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>
>Sure Barry, I will post you a VG copy in G slipcase for $7.00. + $3.50 postage.  You will find the illustrations, drab compared to the ML Edition. 
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Craig Stoyle
>Sent: Fri, 12 May 2006 20:28:28 -0700
>To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>Subject: Re: Random House Green Mansions
>
>I just bought a vg copy on ebay for $4.  Hopefully it will be vg on receipt.
>53 of the illustrated come up on an Abe search.  A RH copy was available on
>ebay prior to the ML; based on the info, I 'm glad I held out for the ML.
>Toledano doesn't provide info that I can discern re identifying illustrated
>firsts.  So my question is, and I apologize if this is obtuse but I'm new to
>this, is there a means to do so?  Craig
>
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Gordon Neavill" <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
>To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 9:48 PM
>Subject: Random House Green Mansions
>
>
>> A year after it was published in the Illustrated Modern Library, Green
>Mansions was used by the Book-of-the-Month Club  as a 1945 dividend.  The
>BOMC edition used the imprint Random House on the title page and a larger
>format than the Illustrated Modern Library edition.  BOMC distributed nearly
>300,000 copies of its dividends at this period (members received a dividend
>for each two volumes purchased), and it printed its own editions using a set
>of duplicate plates of the Illustrated ML edition.  They probably didn't
>print their 300,000 copies with the same attention to detail that Random
>House did with the 13,500 and 14,000 copies that constituted the first two
>Illustrated ML printings.  Random House received royalties on copies
>distributed by BOMC, and E. McKnight Kauffer got a $1,500 bonus (equivalent
>to the $1,500 fee he originally received for doing the illustrations) so it
>was a good deal for everyone.
>>
>> I'm pretty sure the RH edition is the BOMC dividend.  I don't have a copy,
>and it would be interesting to see how the illustrations compare to the
>original Illustrated ML edition.  Anyone have a copy for sale?
>>
>> Barry
>>
>>
>> ---- Original message ----
>> >Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 16:28:47 -0700
>> >From: "Bill DiBenedetto" <billdi at earthlink.net>
>> >Subject: RE: New Dogeared Project -- Illustrations
>> >To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>> >
>> >The Random House Green Mansions is not quite the same as the ML edition:
>The
>> >front and back covers have different illustrations and the title pages
>are
>> >also different: in their layout, plus the ML title page has an
>illustration,
>> >while the RH edition does not.
>> >I agree with Mr. Hill: The illustrations in the ML are much better, at
>least
>> >to me, in terms of color quality and sharpness and because they also use
>the
>> >full page.
>> >Why is a good question. I'm also trying to figure out why RH went to the
>> >trouble and expense of publishing two virtually identical illustrated
>> >editions at the same time.  (This happened in several instances, not just
>> >Green Mansions.) Would it be because they could charge more for the
>larger
>> >RH edition?
>> >
>> >bill
>> >206-491-0296 (work)
>> >206-963-0499 (personal)
>> >
>> >
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu] On
>> >Behalf Of JOSEPH HILL
>> >Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:50 PM
>> >To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>> >Subject: Re: New Dogeared Project -- Illustrations
>> >
>> >Of Some Note-On Same Subject-
>> >As most of you know, we have a Random House Edition of GREEN MANSIONS
>that
>> >is in all ways the same as the Illustrated ML edition.
>> >However,what may not be known, is the fact,  illustrations on the ML
>edition
>> >are far superior to those of the Random House edition...why?
>> >
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>> -----------------------------------------
>> Gordon B. Neavill
>> Associate Professor
>> Library and Information Science Program
>> 106 Kresge Library
>> Wayne State University
>> Detroit, MI 48202
>> 313-577-0507 (tel); 313-577-7563 (fax)
>> aa3401 at wayne.edu
>
>
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Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
106 Kresge Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-0507 (tel); 313-577-7563 (fax)
aa3401 at wayne.edu



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