[ModLib] "Modern Library" oddity

Andrew Clark ajclark55 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 17:08:40 EST 2008


Sounds plausible. Thanks.

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 4:04 PM, Gordon Neavill <aa3401 at wayne.edu> wrote:

> 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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