[ModLib] Re: Collections

Matthew Buckingham mdbuckingham at msn.com
Thu Nov 6 02:31:26 EST 2008

Tightwad's remorse is not quite as bad as remorse for the stupids. Early in my collecting I passed on a BL copy of Wilde's Intentions (under $10; can't remember exact price) because some chunks of the dj were missing and I simply had no idea at the time what I was looking at.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: JOHN PETERSON<mailto:jpetersonlhi at verizon.net> 
  To: For collectors of Modern Library books<mailto:modlib at owu.edu> 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [ModLib] Re: Collections

  I've got 1221 regulars and 269 giants, just about all of them in DJs.  In addition I've got some uncatalogued-- 20 paperbacks, 37 buckrams, and ca. 30 post 2000 titles.  

  Right now, I'm suffering from tightwad's remorse from finding a #8 binding of Daudet's Sappho in a Virginia antique mall for $10, and passing on it because the back of the DJ had tiny holes in it.  Instead I bought a very nice ML that I now find I already have.  Bummer!

  John Peterson
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: pecksgrove at aol.com<mailto:pecksgrove at aol.com> 
    To: modlib at owu.edu<mailto:modlib at owu.edu> 
    Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:50 AM
    Subject: Re: [ModLib] Re: Collections

    I just crossed a thousand ML.  That doesn't include the dj wrapped American College Dictionary and only one double in a slipcase.  I actually like the literature and before I am dead hope to have read everyone.  I seem to be consistently at 29% of the collection read.  I don't care about variations, although I do like the oldest, but quality is paramount, and the book should have a dj, I still can't get The Man on the Flying Trapeze with a dj, but someday, thanks to ebay


    -----Original Message-----
    From: JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net>
    To: Terry I.Seymour <tseymour at ptd.net>
    Cc: ModLib at owu.edu
    Sent: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 9:23 am
    Subject: [ModLib] Re: Collections

I pride myself on my ML collection...yet ,only about 1,300 or so volumes.; I 
can't comprehend  having 8,000 ML's.


-----Original Message-----
From: Terry I. Seymour
Sent: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:10 AM
Subject: Collections

Just to set the record straight relative to EML collections: my collection
numbers about 8,000 volumes plus ephemera. Jeff Anderson's is about 1,200

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