Crime & Punishment (199.2) with missing page 350?

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Thu Jan 25 10:40:31 EST 2007

An anomaly of this sort would have been limited to a single printing --  
possibly even to part of a single printing if the error was discovered while 
the printing was in progress.

Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library & Information Science Program
Wayne State University
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at>
To: "ML ListServ" <modlib at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 7:26 PM
Subject: Crime & Punishment (199.2) with missing page 350?

> Folks,
> Back in June 2003 Fred Williams posted this question"
> "I have a Modern Library Dostoyevsky "Crime and Punishment" (Garnett  is 
> the translator) with a typed insert. It says "Missing page 350 in  the 
> Modern Library Edition of Crime and Punishment". The typed page  was 
> folded inside the front cover. Sure enough, Page 350 is blank! It  looks 
> as if the publisher inserted the typed page after the press  run. There is 
> no date on the book so I don't know if it's a 1932 or  1950 edition. Does 
> anyone have any knowledge of this?"
> There was just one reply, from Joe Hill:
> "Yes,I have a copy,if you wish to date it- DJ #371 $1.45 (rather late)"
> So Joe's copy was around 1955. But did this anomaly exist from 1950  when 
> this edition came out, or was it later for a short time?
> Scot Kamins
> ........
> Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. 
> Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
>                  - Benj. Franklin (perhaps)

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