[ModLib] HAS ANYONE SEEN A COPY OF THE DICTIONARY THAT DID NOT STATE FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION?

Gordon B. Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Mon Aug 30 14:16:18 EDT 2010


The Modern Library Dictionary was published as ML 4 in spring 1959 in a printing of 15,000 copies. The 6-vol. Shakespeare, which had been 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B was renumbered ML 2-7 in fall 1959, after the ML acquired new business machines that couldn't handle number-letter combinations. The dictionary was switched to ML 1 that fall. Not all 15,000 copies of the first printing had been sold, so the portion of the printing that remained in the warehouse was rejacketed in ML 1 jackets. John's copy is a genuine first printing in a fall 1959 dj. As far as I know all later printings omitted the First statement.

Barry

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Wolansky" <jwol at fast.net>
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Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 10:16:41 AM
Subject: [ModLib] HAS ANYONE SEEN A COPY OF THE DICTIONARY THAT DID NOT	STATE FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION?

When the ML changed the number from 4 to 1, they continued to use the 1st
statement.  Did they use it in all copies?

John

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