[ModLib] Fw: First edition points for Pepys

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Sat Feb 23 14:38:08 EST 2008


Thanks, Barry...

This is very helpful!

John P.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon Neavill" <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Fw: First edition points for Pepys


>I have copies of both of these. I list the one without the list at the end 
>(it does have three blank leaves at the end that would have accommodated a 
>list) as the first printing and record the second as a "variant 
>printing" -- but I note that priority hasn't been established between them.
>
> Boni & Liveright commonly included forthcoming titles in ML lists (and 
> some "ghosts" that were never published at all) so the inclusion of 1922 
> titles doesn't mean it wasn't published before 1922. Pepys was a fall 1921 
> title and was listed in the  "Weekly Record" of newly published books in 
> the Dec. 17, 1921 issue of Publishers' Weekly. However, B&L sometimes sent 
> books late for inclusion in the list.
>
> My copy of the printing with the list of titles at the end has a #3 
> binding, but this doesn't mean anything since B&L warehoused most of their 
> ML books in sheets and bound them as needed, so it wasn't unusual for a 
> book printed in one year to have a binding that wasn't introduced until a 
> year or two later.
>
> Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, by the way, was published in December 1921. It 
> sold 1369 copies that year, and 2632 copies in 1922.
>
> Barry
>
> ---- Original message ----
>>Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:26:23 -0500
>>From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at verizon.net>
>>Subject: [ModLib] Fw: First edition points for Pepys
>>To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
>>
>>
>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>   From: JOHN PETERSON
>>   To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>>   Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:25 PM
>>   Subject: First edition points for Pepys
>>   I have two copies of #103.1 Pepys' Diary in Binding
>>   #2.  They are identical, except one has a catalogue
>>   in back and one doesn't.  The one with a catalogue
>>   says that it includes "those published in the fall
>>   of nineteen hundred and twenty-one."  However there
>>   are several titles in the catalogue that are listed
>>   by Toledano as coming out in '22, e.g., Anderson and
>>   Lawrence.  I'm guessing that either the one with no
>>   catalogue is a first, or neither of them are
>>   firsts.  Scot's website first edition points for
>>   this title seems to indicate that a first should say
>>   "First Modern Library Edition," but the Price Guide
>>   has no First Edition point listed.  Anyone know the
>>   real answer?
>>
>>   John Peterson
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