[ModLib] How long was the Illustrated Brothers Karamazov in print?

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sat Dec 6 00:38:31 EST 2008


On Dec 5, 2008, at 9:31 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> The Brothers Karamazov was one of the initial group of Illustrated  
> ML titles published in fall 1943. I believe the last printing was  
> 1947, so copies may have been available for sale through the 1940s  
> or even into the early 1950s. There are significant variations from  
> one printing to another. The first printing was from the plates used  
> for the regular ML edition; subsequent printings were from new  
> plates made specifically for the Illustrated Modern Library.  There  
> were three different binding spine designs. The first printings were  
> issued in slipcases. Gravure plates were added in 1945. Slipcases  
> were replaced by clear acetate jackets in 1946. Initially the  
> acetate jackets were silkscreened. The 1947 printing also had  
> acetate jackets but substituted glued-on paper labels for the  
> silkscreened lettering, saving between 4 and 5 cents a copy. Only  
> about half of the copies printed in 1947 were bound in Illustrated  
> ML bindings. Some of the unbound sheets ended up in regular ML  
> bindings and were sold with the regular series in regular ML jackets.

Many thanks, Barry. I've forwarded your answer to the guy what asked.

Scot Kamins
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