[ModLib] FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Sun May 4 20:16:50 EDT 2008


There were four new titles:

Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate (1979)
The Raymond Chandler Omnibus (1980) Giant format
Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1980)
The Plays of Eugene O'Neill (3 vols., 1982) Giant format

Barry

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 17:59:02 -0400
>From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at verizon.net>  
>Subject: Re: [ModLib] FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant  
>To: <chmooney at earthlink.net>, "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
>
>   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?
>      
>     Thanks
>      
>      
>     Charles Mooney
>     chmooney at earthlink.net
>     EarthLink Revolves Around You.
>      
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