[ModLib] FW: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE US, ML 235.1 FIRST PRINTING
IN TWO VERSIONS?
Gordon B. Neavill
aa3401 at wayne.edu
Wed May 5 22:57:10 EDT 2010
I'm currently revising my ML bibliography for electronic publication by the University of Virginia and have promised it to them by the end of the summer. I'm very interested in your posting since I hadn't noticed the later printings with the FIRST statement. I have the true first but not the later printings you describe that retain the First ML statement. I'd be very grateful if you could send me a scan or photocopy of the verso of the title page with the statement you quoted. Could you also tell me if the pagination of your two later copies is exactly the same as the true first, with the index ending on p. 528 and no subsequent pages (either blank or with a ML list). Also, does the front panel of the jackets have the same statement as the true first: "With a special chapter by the authors which brings the chronicle up to the summer of 1944."
If it's simpler to send a photocopy, it would be best to use my home address: 1027 Burns St., Detroit, MI 48214.
Thanks very much!
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From: "John Wolansky" <jwol at fast.net>
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Subject: [ModLib] FW: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE US, ML 235.1 FIRST PRINTING IN TWO VERSIONS?
I found a copy of 235.1 this weekend, stated first with 304 titles on the
DJ. When I compared to my "old" first which was so stated but issued with a
jacket with 306 titles, I noted a difference on the copyright page. In my
"old" copy, after the statement "FIRST Modern Library EDITION 1945" is
The Modern Library edition of A Short History of the
United States was originally published by Little, Brown
& Company under the title America: The Story of a
Free People. It contains, in addition, a special section,
Pages 493 to 511, which brings the history up to the
presidential campaign of 1944.
In addition, I have another copy with the First statement and additional
blurb with a dj referring to 316 titles.
Do all subsequent printings of 235.1 include the first statement with the
additional blurb? Does anyone have a copy of 235.1 (511 pages plus an
index) that does not have the first statement? How many titles referred to
on the dj inverse?
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