[ModLib] Random House Vintage Books with ML style buckram bindings
brianlemasters at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 19:40:35 EDT 2010
I have only been able to glean info from obtaining these Vintage
editions. I have 39 volumes, 34 unique, I think. I have noted a
parallel in the binding style as well - I have Vintage bindings
identical to the B1 and B2. The combinations of spine
contrast/topstain/endpapers are similar in variety to the ML Buckrams.
I also have a single Vintage in the Giant format (I think there is still
another copy on ABE). Most of my copies were not ex-library, although
my V-135 is. I have scanned the back of the text catalogs and entered
them into a spreadsheet, if you want it. If the "First Vintage Edition"
statement is on the copyright page, then you have the printing date.
Otherwise, I have not been able to determine a scheme of dating these
There is overlap in the Vintage and Modern Library: Great Modern Short
Stories (ML-168, V-127). I only have the Vintage buckram edition, though.
My impression of the Vintage editions are that they are more inclined to
social topics and current-day reading.
I know there is at least one other collector of these Vintage editions
out there who will have some great input.
Eric Hanson wrote:
> This may be somewhat off topic, but someone here may know. I recently
> picked up a Random House, Vintage Books edition, in a buckram binding
> which is almost identical to that used for the Modern Library. Here’s
> a photo of the book, with a Modern Library buckram for comparison:
> Is there any information available about this series and its buckram
> bindings? Google comes up with very little - only an Abe Books
> listing for a different title.
> My immediate questions are:
> -- How many different buckram bound titles are there in this series
> (my copy has V-135 on the spine)?
> -- Is there any sort of reference or guide for this series?
> Eric Hanson
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