FW: [ModLib] ML in the movies

terry morris morristv at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 07:28:01 EDT 2008


I just finished watching Mrs. Miniver
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/>! There is a scene when the
family is in a air raid bunker outside there
house and Mr. Miniver picks up a book and starts talking to his wife about
how this was the first book he ever read (her too). What was the title? Why
Alice in Wonderland, of course and it was a Modern Libryar copy snas dust
jacket!

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Morris, Terry <
Terry.Morris at polarislibrary.com> wrote:

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> Another ML sighting ... last night I watched "The Enemy Below," a well-made
> 1957 movie about a WWII contest between an American destroyer captained by
> Robert Mitchum and a German submarine captained by Curt Jurgens. During a
> lull in the action, one of the American sailors was shown lying in his bunk
> reading the ML Giant edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman
> Empire (vol. 1). A nice close-up of the book with the front panel of the
> jacket very legible.
>
> I suppose not many people would have noticed that it was vol. 1 of the
> 3-volume edition which wasn't published until 1946. The version available
> during the Second World War was the 2-volume edition, though the second
> jacket design, which was introduced in 1940 and remained in use when the
> work was divided into 3 volumes, was nearly identical to that of the
> 3-volume edition. The only difference between the two is that the indication
> of the historical scope of volume 1 occupies 2 lines in the 2-volume edition
> and 1 line in the 3-volume. The close-up, though fleeting, was good enough
> to see the difference.
>
> Barry
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