Gift Sets

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Wed Nov 29 22:20:06 EST 2006

I believe I have information for the 1926 gift boxes in my notes. I'll post the information when I get a chance, but it won't be this week. Ten boxes with five titles each means entering 50 titles. I've never seen one these gift boxes and would be surprised if any still exist.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 20:41:10 -0500
>From: Ron Holl <modlib at>  
>Subject: Gift Sets  
>To: <modlib at>
>In reviewing the gift set descripions (thanks to Cyrano) I noticed that we don't have a list of titles (nor links to images in the database, nor images of the gift boxes) for the 1926 gift sets.
>From ModernLib:
>"Modern Library created gift sets starting very early in the Cerf/Klopfer period. There were ten gift sets in 1926. Each had five titles, all in the standard dust jackets and bindings of the period but in gift boxes that distinguished them.
>But the Christmas seasons of 1928 and 1929 saw some innovations - sets of three titles in special dust jackets (and in the case of 1928 in special bindings), all in gift boxes."
>The 1928 and 1929 sets are all described, but nothing for 1926.  Does anyone know what titles were included in these sets?
>My guess is that Alice is one of those.  It is the first dj that I ever saw with a duplicate number on the spine and the spine text printed sideways.  And it isn't in the later gift sets that Scot has listed.
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
106 Kresge Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
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