[ModLib] Thanks

Roger Lathbury 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.

Cheers.


R.

----- 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

> Roger,
> 
> 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?
> 
> Gratefully,
> 
> 
> 
> Roger Lathbury
> 
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