[ModLib] FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Sun May 4 17:59:02 EDT 2008

A lot of the 1970's 'beige' jacketed MLs do this--they are spine #15.  I don't have a copy of Kant from the '70's, but I pulled down a 1970's copy of Burckhardt's "The Civilization of the Renaissence in Italy."  On the verso of the title page is the inscription, "First Modern Library Edition, 1954/Copyright, 1954, by Random House, Inc."  Other than that, I can't explain it, except to guess that the FMLE stopped meaning that THIS book you're holding is a first, and began as an indication of WHEN the title first came out in ML.  Are there ANY 70's vintage beige jacketed ML firsts until the ones w/woodcut designs began in the 80s? 

John Peterson
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Charles Mooney 
  To: modlib at owu.edu 
  Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:20 PM
  Subject: [ModLib] FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant

  I bought a copy of The Philosophy of Kant, Regular ML, G15 spine and thought it was a first edition.  However, it states "First Modern Library edition December 1949" and below that it states "Copyright, 1949, by Random House, Inc." and "Copyright renewed 1977 by Random House, Inc."  You wouldn't know that the Copyright was renewed in 1977 if the book was actually printed in 1949.

  Can anyone explain this to me?


  Charles Mooney
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