[ModLib] Green Mansions jacket question

John Wolansky jwol at fast.net
Tue Sep 2 02:38:29 EDT 2008

I have two copies with the Galdone/reclining lady jacket.  The book closest
to the changeover date meeting your three specifications has the same list
at the end as yours; fall 1946 (excludes Balzac's Pere Goriot).  The jacket
on this copy has a spring 1945 jacket with 304 titles referred to.

John Wolansky


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From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf Of
Gordon Neavill
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 10:04 PM
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Subject: [ModLib] Green Mansions jacket question

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

Many thanks!
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
106 Kresge Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-0507 (tel); 313-577-7563 (fax)
aa3401 at wayne.edu
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