[ModLib] Illustrated Alice with alternate cover?

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Tue Sep 18 00:41:45 EDT 2007


Thanks, John.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:53:33 -0400
>From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at verizon.net>  
>Subject: Re: [ModLib] Illustrated Alice with alternate cover?  
>To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
>
>Barry Wrote: "...could someone who has the Illustrated Alice confirm that 
>it's the same one shown here -- Alice holding the pig?"
>
>It is the same.
>
>John Peterson
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Gordon Neavill" <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
>To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
>Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 6:29 PM
>Subject: Re: [ModLib] Illustrated Alice with alternate cover?
>
>
>> This is fascinating. I have the Book-of-the-Month Club 2-vol. edition of 
>> Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, but alas I 
>> don't have a copy of the Illustrated ML Alice to refer to. As I've 
>> mentioned before, the Illustrated Alice used left-over sheets of the BOMC 
>> Alice (3,010 copies). The ML had to print a new title page (the BOMC 
>> edition used the imprint Random House on the title page) and they had to 
>> reprint the gathering consisting on pp. 39-50 which was missing in the 
>> BOMC copies. They also had to trim about an inch of the foot of the leaves 
>> since the Illustrated ML format was shorter than that used by BOMC.
>>
>> The ML created an entirely new binding design and acetate jacket for its 
>> issue of the BOMC edition (the BOMC volumes were slipcased). This front 
>> panel of this binding is different from the binding design on other 
>> Illustrated ML copies I've seen or seen images of. It's also different 
>> from the BOMC front panel. The only explanation I can suggest is that the 
>> ML ran out of the printed sheets they used on their binding and 
>> cannibalized a few copies of the sheets for the illustration used on the 
>> newly discovered front panel (it appears at the head of Chapter Seven (p. 
>> 76).
>>
>> I'm also interested to note that the title-page illustration is different 
>> from the illustration used on the title page of the BOMC Alice in 
>> Wonderland. Since the ML had to reprint the title leaf anyway, they could 
>> easily have chosen a different illustration. The illustration of Alice 
>> holding the pig appears on p. 70. I don't remember what illustration 
>> appears on other title pages of the Illustrated ML Alice (as you see, I 
>> need my own copy to refer to!) ... could someone who has the Illustrated 
>> Alice confirm that it's the same one shown here -- Alice holding the pig?
>>
>> Barry
>>
>>
>>
>> ---- Original message ----
>>>Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 13:12:05 -0700
>>>From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
>>>Subject: [ModLib] Illustrated Alice with alternate cover?
>>>To: ML mailing list <modlib at owu.edu>
>>>
>>>Folks,
>>>
>>>Here's another image of that Alice, confirming that it is indeed an
>>>ML edition:
>>>
>>>http://www.ModernLib.com/alice2.jpg
>>>
>>>What do you think? I've never seen this before.
>>>
>>>
>>>....................
>>>> Folks,
>>>>
>>>> A reader sent me the following image:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.ModernLib.com/AliceML.jpg
>>>>
>>>> Note that the cover image is different from the ones already on
>>>> ModernLib:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.modernlib.com/Rarities/Alice.html
>>>>
>>>> The reader says "The book has no date on the title page nor the
>>>> copyright page. The interior illustrations are the same as you
>>>> show. Is it a later printing or edition?"
>>>>
>>>> I've asked the reader to confirm that this is an ML book (as
>>>> opposed to a Random House book with the ML acetate) and am waiting
>>>> to hear back.
>>>>
>>>
>>>- Scot kamins
>>>....................
>>>"What if this weren't a hypothetical question?"
>>>
>>>
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>> Gordon B. Neavill
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