[ModLib] Can anyone date this Ulysses DJ?

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sun Oct 26 01:44:08 EDT 2008


Now hold on there, cowboy.

Let me check:
(1) Is this one of the classic styles with a sewn binding?
(2) Is there a number on the dust jacket?

If both (10 & (2) are true, this pushes out the "classic" period by 7   
years, from 1970-71 to 78.  It introduces a new collectable -- and  I  
wonder what other new classical pieces are out there!


On Oct 25, 2008, at 12:57 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> I date this from the mid-1970s. My copy of the jacket gives the  
> price as $5.95, which I believe was in effect from 1975-78. The book  
> has a Fujita binding and is printed on cheap ground wood paper which  
> is turning brown. Ulysses appeared in the "reissue" format on decent  
> paper with the jacket designed by R.D. Scudellari in fall 1979,  
> priced initially at $6.95.
>
> The text of Ulysses was reset in 1961. I've seen a fall 1961 Giants  
> jacket with front flap text reading "For this new Modern Library  
> edition, the text has been scrupulously corrected, the type has been  
> completely reset and new plates have been made."
>
> I believe the marginal page numbers were added to the plates in the  
> 1970s. The first printing from the revised plates may have been for  
> a Vintage Books paperback. At some point the ML bound up copies of  
> Vintage paperbacks with marginal page numbers in MLG bindings. I  
> don't know which came first -- a MLG printing with marginal page  
> numbers or a Vintage printing printing with marginal page numbers in  
> a MLG binding. It's possible that only a few Vintage paperbacks were  
> bound in MLG bindings as a stopgap until additional copies of the  
> Giant could be printed.
>
> Barry
>
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:24:41 -0700
>> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
>> Subject: [ModLib] Can anyone date this Ulysses DJ?
>> To: ML mailing list <modlib at owu.edu>
>>
>> Folks,
>>
>> Regular contributor Scott Tilley uncovered a Ulysses DJ not in the
>> database. (AMAZING how these DJs keep popping up!!!) This one,  
>> clearly
>> from the 1967 - 1971 period because of the logo at the upper right,
>> differs from the 1967 one already in the database by the inscription
>> "With marginal page numbers to the 1934 first American Edition" at  
>> the
>> bottom. See it here:
>>
>> http://www.modernlib.com/authors/jAuthors/joyceJackets.html#52.1
>>
>> I've dated it 1968 in a pure guess. Anybody know for sure?
>>
>> Further, my 1940 edition doesn't have the marginal page numbers.  
>> Would
>> folks check their 1961 - 1971 editions and tell me if they have these
>> marginal page numbers? Do the numbers appear in the post-61 with both
>> djs or just in the one that says the marginal pagination is present?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>> Scot Kamins
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