[ModLib] RE: FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant

Charles Mooney chmooney at earthlink.net
Mon May 5 23:53:12 EDT 2008


Hi Barry,

Thanks for the reply.  I didn't really think it was a first edition but it
was confusing.

Thanks again.

Charles Mooney

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>    1. Re: FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant (Gordon Neavill)
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>    3. Re: FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant (Gordon Neavill)
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> Date: Sun,  4 May 2008 17:23:25 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Gordon Neavill <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant
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> The Philosophy of Kant was published in December 1949 in Henry's binding
8 (used 1939-63) with the statement "FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION, 1949" on
the verso of the title page. As far as I'm aware, this first statement was
omitted on all subsequent printings.
>
> Variants in subsequent printings prior to 1978 include the Fujita
torchbearer on the title page in the late 1960s, a variant of the original
jacket with lettering in purplish red instead of black, and a completely
redesigned jacket in 1967.
>
> The format in binding 15 ("reissue" format) and the verso described
appeared in 1978. The statement "FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION, DECEMBER
1949" is merely an indication of when the ML edition was first published. 
The statement on the first printing doesn't indicate the month. Before 1978
American copyright was for a period of 28 years with an option for one
renewal term of 28 years, hence the statement "Copyright renewed 1977 by
Randon [sic] House, Inc."
>
> Does anyone have a later printing of the reissue format with a corrected
spelling of Random House? I wonder if anyone at RH  ever noticed the
mistake.
>
> Barry
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> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 13:20:35 -0700
> >From: "Charles Mooney" <chmooney at earthlink.net>  
> >Subject: [ModLib] FMLEd for The Philosophy of Kant  
> >To: modlib at owu.edu
> >
> >   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
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> Message: 2
> 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"
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> 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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> Date: Sun,  4 May 2008 20:16:50 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Gordon Neavill <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
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> 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
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> Barry
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> ---- 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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