[ModLib] Green Mansions jacket question

Sharon Elaine sharonelaine at hughes.net
Tue Sep 2 01:37:05 EDT 2008


Sorry, I'm just starting out - Sharon
On Sep 1, 2008, at 7:04 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> In spring 1946 or a little earlier the ML began using Illustrated  
> Modern Library plates for regular ML printings of GREEN MANSIONS. I  
> don't have this in a jacket, and I need to know for my bibliography  
> which jacket was used.
>
> Please check your collection and let me know if you have a jacketed  
> copy of GREEN MANSIONS with *all* of the following specifications:
>
> 1) the text ends on p. 254;
> 2) each chapter opening has a black and white illustration;
> 3) the title page does NOT include the statement "Illustrated by E.  
> McKnight Kauffer" (this was added to the title page around 1949)
>
> I need to know if the jacket is the one shown on modernlib.com dated  
> 1944 (in green and gold depicting a woman lying under a tree with a  
> bird perched on her hand, signed Galdone) or the later jacket dated  
> 1954 (in deep green showing a woman's face in profile, signed E.  
> McKnight Kauffer).
>
> My copy of the book, with a spring 1946 ML list at the end, lacks a  
> jacket. I have a spring 1944 printing (289 p.) with the Galdone  
> jacket and a spring 1954 printing (with Kauffer credited on the  
> title page) with the McKnight Kauffer jacket.
>
> I'll greatly appreciate your help. If you have what I'm looking for,  
> let me know which jacket is used and the date of the jacket using  
> the ML dating key.
>
> Many thanks!
> Barry
> -----------------------------------------
> Gordon B. Neavill
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