[ModLib] Green Mansions jacket question

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Tue Sep 2 07:39:42 EDT 2008


I have a copy of Green Mansions that meets your three specifications.  Both 
the catalogue in the book and the DJ date to Fall, 1946 (no Aristotle, 319 
titles).  The DJ cover is by Kauffer.

John Peterson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon Neavill" <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
To: "or collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 10:04 PM
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 key.
>
> Many thanks!
> Barry
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