[ModLib] Discontinued stamp

jim egan jhe1957 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 2 13:26:54 EDT 2010


 

Scott, Bill;

 

I also have a first edition copy with thee purple DISCONTINUED stamp on the front cover. however, my copy does not have the very small MODERN LIBRARY  stamp.


Jim 


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Subject: [ModLib] Discontinued stamp





Scot,

 

The copy I own of Roberts, The Time of Man, has a purple discontinued title stamp on the front cover.  It is a first edition and is in very good condition.  Inside the back end cover also has a very small The Modern Library stamp.  Does anyone know why this was done?

 

I enjoy reading the comments in the digest and look forward to discovering more about ML.

 

Bill King
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   1. DISCONTINUED STAMP (JOSEPH HILL)
   2. Re: DISCONTINUED STAMP (Scot Kamins)
   3. Re: DISCONTINUED STAMP (JOSEPH HILL)
   4. Re: DISCONTINUED STAMP (Morris, Terry)
   5. Re: DISCONTINUED STAMP (JOHN PETERSON)


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Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:01:41 GMT
From: JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net>
Subject: [ModLib] DISCONTINUED STAMP
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
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In all of my years collecting ML the only title I have ever owned or seen is the Gatsby with the discontinued stamp.
I am sure other collectors of the series must own other titles with the Macy's stamp...yes,no?

SPECIALIZE IN MODERN LIBRARY  
OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
FOLIO SOCIETY OF LONDON
LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY




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Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 11:12:41 -0700
From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] DISCONTINUED STAMP
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On Jun 27, 2010, at 11:01 AM, JOSEPH HILL wrote:

> In all of my years collecting ML the only title I have ever owned or  
> seen is the Gatsby with the discontinued stamp.
> I am sure other collectors of the series must own other titles with  
> the Macy's stamp...yes,no?

Wait a minute. I thought the Discontinued stamp was put on by Modern  
Library at the factory. From ModernLib website, Gatsby notes:

"While every book has the first edition slug, not every copy has the  
first edition dust jacket. There was a second printing in fall 1939  
(268 titles) created especially to cover all unsold stock. All these  
jackets were hand-stamped "Discontinued Title.� (Click here to see  
some samples.) None of the first printing jackets were stamped." http://www.modernlib.com/authors/support/notes/notesFitzgeraldGatsby.html

Macy had its own "sale" stamp, but isn't that different from the  
"discontinued" stamp?

Scot Kamins
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Practice Kindness





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Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:27:11 GMT
From: JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] DISCONTINUED STAMP
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I am thinking of the photograph taken at a sale table in the  Macy's NYC store.
Anyway, forget the Gatsby, : I would just like a list of other titles that may be in collections.
  

SPECIALIZE IN MODERN LIBRARY  
OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
FOLIO SOCIETY OF LONDON
LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY


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Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:21:12 -0400
From: "Morris, Terry" <Terry.Morris at PolarisLibrary.com>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] DISCONTINUED STAMP
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I have at least one title with the stamp on it ILL send a picture when  
I get back from ALA later this week

Terry Morris,M.L.S
Polaris Library Systems
1-800-272-3414 ext. 4529


On Jun 27, 2010, at 2:03 PM, "JOSEPH HILL" <goodbooks at webtv.net> wrote:

> In all of my years collecting ML the only title I have ever owned or  
> seen is the Gatsby with the discontinued stamp.
> I am sure other collectors of the series must own other titles with  
> the Macy's stamp...yes,no?
>
> SPECIALIZE IN MODERN LIBRARY
> OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
> FOLIO SOCIETY OF LONDON
> LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
> EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
>
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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:26:07 -0400
From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] DISCONTINUED STAMP
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
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I have nine ML titles that have a Macy's stamp on the inside--all but two are binding #5:
109.1 Sons and Lovers, 134.1 Ordeal of RF, 023.1 Swinburne, 132.1 Story of an African Farm, 014.1 Diana of Crossways, 026.1 Mikado, 081.1 Modern Book of Criticism.  The two others are binding #7: 212.1 Eminent Victorians and 108.2, Great German Short Novels.  I suspect there are several more that I forgot to note in my database.  

Satterfield's book "The World's Best Books" begins with the story of a ML price war between Macy's and Gimbles in 1930, and offers one reason for the stamps: "....both stores stamped their books to deter area booksellers from aquiring stock at a price far less than the publisher's discount."  

Anyone have books with a Gimble's stamp?

John Peterson
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  I am thinking of the photograph taken at a sale table in the  Macy's NYC store.
  Anyway, forget the Gatsby, : I would just like a list of other titles that may be in collections.
    
SPECIALIZE IN MODERN LIBRARY  
OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
FOLIO SOCIETY OF LONDON
LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY

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