[ModLib] ML 1977 reissues

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Tue Sep 18 17:27:51 EDT 2007


Darrell, 

The Price on the DJ of my Doctorow is 8.95. and the inside cover does list Book of Daniel, as well as Cancer Ward.

John P.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Darrell Johnson 
  To: For collectors of Modern Library books 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 4:04 PM
  Subject: Re: [ModLib] ML 1977 reissues


  John,

  Is the list in it the same as the one labeled List 21 = List D?  This came out of Two copies of Solzhenitsyn's Caner Ward and is the list that adds Doctorow.  The price should be $8.95 if its a first printing.  If it is we'll see if Doctorow introduces his own first appearance list.  If it isn't, then it should correspond tho the list labelled List 24 = List E.  And if its even later, its should correspond to List 23 = List F, which is the last one made.

  Thanks,

  Darrell

    tbl80's faux Jacket List Analysis Title List Order Author List 24 List 23 List 22 List 21 
        The Rhetoric and The Poetics 1 Aristotle Present Present Present Present 
        Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings 2 Borges, Jorges Luis Present Present Present Present 
        The Death of the Heart 3 Bowen, Elizabeth Present Present Present 
       
        Wuthering Heights 4 Bronte, Emily Present Present Present Present 
        The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy 5 Burckhardt, Jacob Present Present Present Present 
        Don Juan 6 Byron, Lord George Gordon 
       Present Present 
       
        The Selected Writings of Truman Capote 7 Capote, Truman Present Present Present Present 
        Death Comes for The Archbishop 8 Cather, Willa Present Present Present 
       
        The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini 9 Cellini, Benvenuto 
       
       
       
       
        Best Plays by Chekhov 11 Chekhov, Anton (Tchekov, Anton) Present Present Present Present 
        The Awakening and Selected Stories 12 Chopin, Kate Present Present Present 
       
        The Wisdom of Confucius 13 Confucius Present Present Present Present 
        Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard 14 Conrad, Joseph Present Present Present Present 
        The Red Badge of Courage 15 Crane, Stephen Present Present Present Present 
        The Enormous Room 16 Cummings, E. E. Present Present Present Present 
        Moll Flanders 17 Defoe, Daniel 
       
       
       
       
        Human Nature and Conduct 18 Dewey, John Present Present Present Present 
        Out Of Africa 19 Dinesen, Isak Present Present Present Present 
        Seven Gothic Tales 20 Dinesen, Isak Present Present Present Present 
        The Book of Daniel 21 Doctorow, E. L. Present Present Present Present 
        The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne 22 Donne, John Present Present Present Present 
        The Best Short Stories of Dostoyevsky 23 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Dostoyevsky, Fioder M.) Present Present Present Present 
        Crime and Punishment 24 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Dostoyevsky, Fioder M.) Present Present Present Present 
        The Possessed 25 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Dostoyevsky, Fioder M.) Present Present Present Present 
        The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson = The Complete Essays and Other Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson 26 Emerson, Ralph Waldo Present Present Present Present 
        The Faulkner Reader 27 Faulkner, William Present Present Present Present 
        Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner 28 Faulkner, William Present Present Present Present 
        The Wild Palms 29 Faulkner, William 
       Present Present 
       
        Madame Bovary 30 Flaubert, Gustave Present Present Present Present 
        Penguin Island 31 France, Anatole 
       Present Present 
       
        The Diary of a Young Girl 32 Frank, Anne Present Present Present Present 
        The Interpretation of Dreams 33 Freud, Sigmund Present Present Present Present 
        The Immoralist 34 Gide, Andre Present Present Present Present 
        The Sorrows of Young Werther and Novella 35 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von 
       Present Present 
       
        Claudius the God 36 Graves, Robert Present Present Present Present 
        I, Claudius 37 Graves, Robert Present Present Present Present 
        Death Be Not Proud 38 Gunther, John Present Present Present Present 
        Jude the Obscure 39 Hardy, Thomas Present Present Present Present 
        Tess of the D'Urbervilles 40 Hardy, Thomas Present Present Present Present 
        The Best Short Stories of O. Henry 41 Henry, O. (Porter, William Sydney) Present Present Present Present 
        The Portrait of a Lady 42 James, Henry Present Present Present Present 
        Dubliners 43 Joyce, James Present Present Present Present 
        The Basic Writings of C. G. Jung 44 Jung, C. G. Present Present Present Present 
        The Castle 45 Kafka, Franz Present Present Present Present 
        The Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka 46 Kafka, Franz Present Present Present Present 
        The Philosophy of Kant: Immanuel Kant's Moral and Political Writings 47 Kant, Immanuel Present Present Present Present 
        The Painted Bird 49 Kosinski, Jerzy Present Present Present Present 
        Steps 50 Kosinski, Jerzy Present Present Present Present 
        The Wisdom of Loatse 51 Laotse Present Present Present Present 
        Lady Chatterley's Lover 52 Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert) Present Present Present Present 
        The Rainbow 53 Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert) Present Present Present Present 
        Sons and Lovers 54 Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert) Present Present Present Present 
        Women in Love 55 Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert) Present Present Present Present 
        Selected Writings of James Michener 56 Michener, James A. Present Present Present Present 
        Tropic of Cancer 57 Miller, Henry Present Present Present Present 
        The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate 58 Mitford, Nancy Present Present Present Present 
        The Tale of Genji 59 Murasaki, Lady Present Present Present Present 
        Thus Spake Zarathustra 60 Nietzsche, Friedrich Present Present Present Present 
        Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara 61 O'Hara, John Present Present Present Present 
        Plays of Eugene O'Neill Vol. I 62 O'Neill, Eugene Present Present Present Present 
        Plays of Eugene O'Neill Vol. II 63 O'Neill, Eugene Present Present Present Present 
        Plays of Eugene O'Neill Vol. III 64 O'Neill, Eugene Present Present Present Present 
        The Republic 65 Plato Present Present Present Present 
        The Works of Plato 66 Plato Present Present Present Present 
        Goodbye, Columbus; And Five Short Stories 67 Roth, Philip Present Present Present Present 
        Portnoy's Complaint 68 Roth, Philip Present Present Present Present 
        A Treasury of Damon Runyon 69 Runyon, Damon Present Present Present Present 
        The Short Stories of Saki 70 Saki (Munro, H. H.) (Hector Hugh) Present Present Present Present 
        Saint Joan, Major Barabara, Androcles and the Lion 71 Shaw, George Bernard Present Present Present Present 
        The Young Lions 72 Shaw, Irwin Present Present Present Present 
        Frankenstein; or, The Modern Promtheus 73 Shelley, Mary Present Present Present 
       
        The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas 74 Stein, Gertrude Present Present Present Present 
        Of Mice and Men 75 Steinbeck, John Present Present Present Present 
        The Red and the Black 76 Stendahl (Beyle, Marie Henri) 
       Present Present 
       
        Dracula 77 Stoker, Bram Present Present Present Present 
        Uncle Tom's Cabin 78 Stowe, Harriet Beecher 
       
       
       
       
        Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings 79 Swift, Jonathan Present Present Present Present 
        Walden and Other Writings 80 Thoreau, Henry David Present Present Present Present 
        The Thurber Carnival 81 Thurber, James Present Present Present Present 
        Short Novels of Leo Tolstoy Vol. I: Stories of Love, Seduction and Peasant Life 82 Tolstoy, Leo Present Present Present Present 
        Julian 83 Vidal, Gore 
       Present $9.95/Present 
       
        Candide 84 Voltaire (Arout, Francois Marie) 
       $7.95/Absent 
       
       
        Selected Stories of Eudora Welty 85 Welty, Eudora Present Present Present Present 
        The Plays of Oscar Wilde 87 Wilde, Oscar Present Present Present Present 
        The City of God 101 Augustine, Saint Present Present Present Present 
        The Complete Novels of Jane Austen 102 Austen, Jane Present Present Present Present 
        Mythology 103 Bulfinch, Thomas Present Present Present Present 
        The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll 104 Carroll, Lewis (Dodgson, C. L.) Present Present Present Present 
        The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote De La Mancha 105 Cervantes, Miguel de Present Present Present Present 
        The Raymond Chandler Omnibus 106 Chandler, Raymond Present Present Present Present 
        The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man 107 Darwin, Charles Present Present Present Present 
        Bleak House 108 Dickens, Charles 
       
       
       
       
        The Brothers Karamozov 109 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Dostoyevsky, Fioder M.) Present Present Present Present 
        The Idiot 110 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Dostoyevsky, Fioder M.) Present Present Present Present 
        Middlemarch 111 Eliot, George Present Present Present 
       
        Tom Jones 112 Fielding, Henry 
       
       
       
       
        The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud 113 Freud, Sigmund Present Present Present Present 
        Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ( 3 Volume Set) Vol. 1 114 Gibbon, Edward Present Present Present Present 
        Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ( 3 Volume Set) Vol. 2 115 Gibbon, Edward Present Present Present Present 
        Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ( 3 Volume Set) Vol. 3 116 Gibbon, Edward Present Present Present Present 
        New Grub Street 117 Gissing, George 
       
       
       
       
        The Complete Novels and Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne 118 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Present Present Present Present 
        Les Miserables 119 Hugo, Victor Present Present Present Present 
        Eleven Plays by Henrik Ibsen 120 Ibsen, Henrik Present Present Present Present 
        The Varieties of Religious Expereince: A Sudy in Human Nature 121 James, William Present Present Present Present 
        The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson 122 Jefferson, Thomas Present Present Present Present 
        Ulysses 123 Joyce, James Present Present Present Present 
        The Complete Poems of Keats and Shelley 124 Keats, John Present Present Present Present 
        Man's Hope 125 Malraux, Andre Present Present Present Present 
        Stories of Three Decades 126 Mann, Thomas Present Present Present Present 
        Moby Dick or The Whale 127 Melville, Herman Present Present Present Present 
        Basic Writings of Nietzsche 128 Nietzsche, Friedrich Present Present Present Present 
        Nine Plays by Eugene O'Neill 129 O'Neill, Eugene Present Present Present Present 
        Plutarch's Lives 130 Plutarch Present Present Present Present 
        The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 131 Poe, Edgar Allan Present Present Present Present 
        The Conquest of Mexico and Peru 132 Prescott, Wiiliam H. Present Present Present Present 
        The Wealth of Nations 133 Smith, Adam Present Present Present Present 
        Cancer Ward 134 Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Present Present Present Present 
        The Decline of the West 135 Spengler, Oswald Present Present Present Present 
        Abraham Lincoln: A Biography 136 Thompson, Benjamin P. Present Present Present Present 
        The Way We Live Now 137 Trollope, Anthony 
       Present Present 
       
        Anna Karenina 138 Tolstoy, Leo Present Present Present Present 
        War and Peace 139 Tolstoy, Leo Present Present Present Present 
        Leaves of Grass 140 Whitman, Walt Present Present Present Present 
        Memoirs of Hadrian; And Reflections on the Composition of "Memoirs of Hadrian" 141 Yourcenar, Margueritte Present Present Present 
       
        English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill 201 Burtt, Edwin A. Present Present Present Present 
        European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche 202 Beardsley, Monroe C. Present Present Present Present 
        Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People 203 Schwartz, Leo W. Present Present Present Present 
        Great Classical Myths 204 Godolphin, Francis, R. B. Present Present Present Present 
        Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 205 Wise, Herbert Present Present Present Present 
        Medieval Epics 206 Cerf, Bennett A. Present Present Present Present 
        Six Great American Plays 207 Halline, Allen Present Present Present Present 
        Thirty Famous One-Act Plays 208 Cerf, Bennett A. Present Present Present Present 


  JOHN PETERSON <jpetersonlhi at verizon.net> wrote:
    Darrell wrote: 

    Doctorow seems to be an important point since he seems to have a new list simply to add his title to the list.  Ironically, the only 80's faux I own without a jacket is Doctorow.  Does anyone have a jacketed Doctorow?  I would like to confer with you about the list in that jacket.

    I have a jacketed Book of Daniel, by Doctorow, September, '83.  What do you want to know?

    John Peterson
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Darrell Johnson 
      To: For collectors of Modern Library books 
      Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:12 PM
      Subject: Re: [ModLib] ML 1977 reissues


      Modern Librarians,
       
      Over the last two days I have analyzed the 33 jackets lists that I have in my 80's faux collection. I hadn't done this before because I knew I didn't have a very large number of jacket lists and I therefore didn't think it would be very useful to attempt  an analysis yet.  But I only found 6 different lists over a likely 2 - 2 ½ year period and I got some fairly useful results.  It basically allowed me to produce a Jacket List Dating Guide.
       
      In Chronological Order:
       
      List A: 1982 (perhaps late)
                  ID's: Has Mitford, Love etc (1982).
       
       Missing Miller; Tropic of Cancer (May 1983)
       
      Dates: Nothing - there are no other undated titles not included in the previous list because there is no previous list.
       
      List B: May 1983
      ID's: Has Miller, Tropic of Cancer (May 1983).
       
      Missing: Malraux, Man's Hope (Sept. 1983) and Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward (Sept. 1983); Kosinski, Steps (Sept. 1983).
       
      Dates: Conrad, Nostromo; James, Portrait of a Lady; Kosinski, Painted Bird; and Dostoyevsky, The Idiot, by their introductions into the list.
       
      List C: Sept. 1983:
      ID's: Includes Malraux, Man's Hope and Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward, 
      Kosinski, Steps (all Sept. 1983).
       
      Missing: Dotorow, Book of Daniel (Sept. 1983)
       
      Dates: Borge , Labyrinths; Dinesen,  Out of Africa; Gide, Immoralist; Chopin, The Awakening, by their introductions into the list.
       
      List D: ?Later that Sept. 1983 but in 1983, or Early 1984? 
                  ID's Contains: Doctorow, Book of Daniel (Sept. 1983)
       
      Missing: Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian (March 1984), Bowen, Death of the Heart (1984); Cather, Death Comes etc. (1984).
       
      Dates: Nothing - there are no other undated titles not included in the previous list.
       
       
      List E: 1984 (probably early):
      ID's:  Includes Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian (March 1984), 
                  Bowen, Death of the Heart (1984); Cather, Death Comes etc. (1984).
       
      Missing Faulkner, Wild Palms (1984); Goethe, Sorrows etc. (1984); Shelley, Frankenstein (March 1984).
      .
      Dates: Nothing - there are no other undated titles not included in the previous list.
       
      List F: 1984 (probably late, but maybe 1985): 
      ID's: Includes Faulkner, Wild Palms (1984); Goethe, Sorrows etc. (1984); 
      Shelley, Frankenstein (March 1984).
       
                  Missing: Balzac, Lost Illusions  (1985); Cellini, Autobiography (Nov. 1985); 
                  Defoe, Moll Flanders (Nov. 1985); Voltaire, Candide etc. (Second ML Edition
      1984).
       
      Dates (approximately): Stendahl, Red and Black; Byron, Don Juan, by their introduction into the list.
       
      An observation: 
       
      Nothing stated as published in 1985 shows up in any list!  This suggests that there was no list update done in 1985 at all (even though there are two Nov. 1985 stated titles: Defoe and Cellini!), and the last list update was likely late in 1984 (or maybe early 1985 but not including any 1985's).
       
      Some other thoughts and conclusions:
       
      Henry's guide says the earliest Faux's were in 1977 and the series was "jazzed up" in 1980 with the woodcut jackets and lists.  Every woodcut jacket I have has a list.  No regular jacket that I have has a list.  The lists and the woodcuts clearly seem to be simultaneous introductions as Henry states.  And the analysis shows that the earliest of these lists references the introduction of Mitford's Love in a Cold Climate and Pursuit of Love.  Henry's guide puts this title in 1980.  But the book itself states 1982.  There are no other new titles with 1980, 1981 or 1982 statements in them.  It seems to follow from all this that Mitford was the first new title brought in.  It was brought in with the introduction of the new binding and the woodcut jackets and the inclusion of title lists.  And this happened late in 1982.  This was followed by other new titles with new lists in May 1983, September 1983, either very late 1983 or very early 1984, early 1984 and either late 1984 or early 1985.  New titles were added in (or later in) 1985 - perhaps as late as November - but no new lists were made including these newer titles.
       
      Any thoughts?
       
      If anyone wants the Access table with the jacket lists to analyse the information, send me an email and I'll send it to you.   It wouldn't hurt to have someone else double check the analysis of the table (even though won't doesn't allow of double checking the data input into the table.)
       
      A bit of Help:
       
      Doctorow seems to be an important point since he seems to have a new list simply to add his title to the list.  Ironically, the only 80's faux I own without a jacket is Doctorow.  Does anyone have a jacketed Doctorow?  I would like to confer with you about the list in that jacket.
       
      Darrell
       
       
       


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