[ModLib] "Modern Library" oddity

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Thu Nov 20 17:04:30 EST 2008


I haven't seen this book or the publisher's device you describe, but it's not a ML book. I assume that the two torches with "BL" and "ML" simply represent the two sides of the firm's publishing business.

Barry Neavill

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:26:21 -0600
>From: "Andrew Clark" <ajclark55 at gmail.com>  
>Subject: [ModLib] "Modern Library" oddity  
>To: modlib at owu.edu
>
>   Scott suggested I send this out to the list:
>
>   I have a question about a book I have, "The Best
>   Psychic Stories," published by Boni & Liveright in
>   1920. The title page has a logo at the tail end,a
>   banner with torches on either end, the publisher
>   name in the center, "BL" on the left torch, and
>   "Modern Library" on the right torch. Does anyone
>   have any idea what this is? Doesn't look at all like
>   a ML book, and is not mentioned in Toledano. Was the
>   phrase "Modern Library" used by BL in other books?
>
>   Thanks for reading,
>   Andrew
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