lathbury at gmu.edu
Thu Oct 28 21:53:30 EDT 2010
Thanks, Barry. No one else need trouble to respond. Just what I needed to know.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon B. Neavill" <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Obvious Question for You
> A jacket listing 306 titles dates from fall 1945. That's
> consistent with the 95-cent retail price, which went up to $1.10
> in November 1946.
> Barry Neavill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger Lathbury" <lathbury at gmu.edu>
> To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:26:17 PM
> Subject: [ModLib] Obvious Question for You
> Dear Scott Kamins:
> I have an evident and easy inquiry for someone on this list serv.
> Perhaps I should research this in the Toledano catalogue raisonné-
> cum-price guide, but I would feel more confident with an expert
> opinion. Hope this isn't an imposition.
> A student asked me to identify the year of a ML _Alice in
> Wonderland._ It's a hardcover--not one of the smaller soft
> cardboard books--with the name gold stamped in the (red) colored
> square on the front cover. The dust jacket, which is present,
> lists 306 Modern Library titles and has the cost at 95¢.
> My guess is that this is a post WWII (1946-ish volume). Does this
> seem right to you?
> Its owner esteems the book for sentimental reasons. It was her
> grandmother's. She is not looking to hear that this is a treasure
> or a rare book for a lucrative sale and doesn't care about market
> value, only the date.
> Is what I said right? What are the dates for the 95¢ price and
> this format?
> Roger Lathbury
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