[ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...

Darrell Johnson zebradlj at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 10 14:09:03 EST 2008


Robert, et al.,
 
I thinks its clear that this fellow is Ghengis Khan't Buy Enough Modern Library Books - and he is perusing the list of HIS Modern Library collection. Go Ghengis!
 
Darrell

--- On Fri, 11/7/08, Robert Sanger <rsanger at sangerswysen.com> wrote:

From: Robert Sanger <rsanger at sangerswysen.com>
Subject: RE: [ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
Date: Friday, November 7, 2008, 9:32 AM

Other clues:

Yes, he is holding something -- is he an early stockbroker with a clumsy
prototype of tickertape just before the crash of 1698?
I asked my daughter if is this was a father examining his daughter's report
card.
My daughter responded by asking if this is, perhaps, the inventor of paper
towels?
Might he have a buckle (or captain's bars) on the side of his hat -- is he
in the military, a proto pilgrim or is that a reflection of light on a helmet?
He appears to have a plume emanating from the top of his hat -- is it a
feather, or perhaps, a small volcanic eruption?
Is it Haldeman-Julius, himself, looking at an early version of an Excel
spreadsheet, saying, "They ask how I do it? It's volume!"

But notice that there is a distortion as if the image were seen through a lens
or . . . Maybe a self portrait drawn from a reflection in a slightly distorted
mirror!  Ah, it is the long lost descendent of Ozymandias, now employed by
Haldeman-Julius. He has just drawn his self-portrait which will be forever
preserved for posterity and imprinted in this immortal series of books.  He is
looking at the drawings saying, "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings /
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair."  And he thinks, "My
forefather merely had his image carved in stone.  Hey, no one will ever forget
who I am!"

(Apologies to Shelley).

Oh well, off to work -- best regards to all. 


Robert M. Sanger
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-----Original Message-----
From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf Of
Gordon Neavill
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 2:17 AM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: Re: [ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...

I'm pretty sure it's not Erasmus since Haldeman-Julius was vociferously
anti-Catholic. It looks like a generic image to me rather than one meant to
represent a specific individual -- maybe a crusading editor or printer with a
long galley proof. Haldeman-Julius's autobiographical book The First Hundred
Million (Simon and Schuster 1928) isn't indexed and has no illustrations.
There's a sizable literature about Haldeman-Julius so maybe you could find
the answer there. You could also contact the Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg
State Univerity in Pittsburg, Kansas, which has a Haldeman-Julius collection.

Barry

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 22:49:05 -0800
>From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
>Subject: Re: [ModLib] OT: Anyone know ...  
>To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at owu.edu>
>
>
>On Nov 6, 2008, at 10:29 PM, Matthew Buckingham wrote:
>
>> OK, but several clues should settle this: the headdress, what the  
>> guy is reading (a long sheet of paper?) and what's the name of the
 
>> book this is taken from? (I think the hat's wrong for Erasmus.)
>
>It was the logo on hundreds of early Haldeman-Julius Publications 1919  
>- 1923 or so).  Here's a link to a typical pamphlet with the logo:
>
>http://www.modernlib.com/229%20PPS.jpg
>
>Scot Kamins
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