[ModLib] Modern Library Chronicles
pecksgrove at aol.com
pecksgrove at aol.com
Sat Sep 15 09:01:53 EDT 2007
Over the years, I have gone to many places to find ml books for my collection.? Although I have peramters of a dj and excellent condition, a first ed is not apriority.? I collect ML because they offer consistently great literature of the domestic as well as international flavor, and actually read, or intend to read, all the ML in my collection, which currently amounts to 1013 volumes,? With the exception of the Illustrated, I don't worry about all the different dj version, nor do I try to collect a version which was printed in Giant as well as regular.? The listings range from BL to Modern ML.? It would have been nice if the newer hardbacks had been priced according to the ML philosophy of provided quality literature for pocket book prices, I thought they were overpriced for reprint.? Which is what ML is, reprints for the most part.? I absolutely love the range of material they provide, as my reading, as well as my travels, takes me over the world and it is nice to be able to
see what I have read about.? Dos Passos Three Soldiers comes to mind.? There are a myriad of places to find ML from store front to ebay, I have even found them in my clients homes, as well as an auction from an ex-govenor of Nebraska.? Some copies I will never obtain, but the best of the best source is Sharon Biederman and Amy Comeau, two of the most wonderful people with which to work.
From: Darrell Johnson <zebradlj at yahoo.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at owu.edu>
Sent: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Modern Library Chronicles
I'll check them out.? I actually got in there a couple times when I lived in Moscow, Idaho.? It's HUGE.
The only trouble with buying on-line is a collector wants a 1st printing and most of these retailers pay no attention to the printing #.
Along the same lines.? Modern Library listed the 100 best novels in English form the 1900's - they did this in 1998 or 1999.? They published some of these titles in a special paperback format.? You can't try to get these on line because if they continued publishing them after 1998 they switched to the Paperback Classic format and kept the same ISBN.? The online sellers go by the ISBN so you can't tell which one you're getting.
I'm leary about filling in the recent stuff from online because I'm real worried about not getting the precise format or a 1st printing.
Note that this is an issue for someone trying to get the Chronicles in see-through jackets.? The ISBN didn't change if they switched to regular jackets.? You might see a photo of the see-through, but the seller may be stocking the regular jacket by now since the see-through is no longer printed and STOCK PHOTOS they use came out with the early version.
pecksgrove at aol.com wrote:
Go to Powells books.com and find all kinds of Chronicles, as well as newer ML titles.? Decent prices and excellent condition.
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