[ModLib] First Twelve Titles

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Sat Dec 17 11:23:31 EST 2011


I have a later printing of War in the Air that doesn't fit your description, in that the preface isn't mentioned on the TP.  The preface is however included on the verso of the contents page. It is binding 1 with the first type of endpapers.

John Peterson
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  From: Gordon Barrick Neavill 
  To: For collectors of Modern Library books 
  Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:36 AM
  Subject: Re: [ModLib] First Twelve Titles


  I have all twelve of the May 1917 titles in first printings. Eleven of them have the list of the first 12 titles facing the title page. The War in the Air didn't have room for a list; the title page faces the verso of the free endpaper and the only blank page in the volume is the verso of the last page (p. 395). The second printing of The War in the Air states "WITH ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC PAPE" on the title page (the illustration faces the first page of Chapter I). Later printings state "WITH A NEW PREFACE TO REPRINT EDITION" on the title page with the one-page preface replacing the illustration.




  Barry




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  From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at frontier.com>
  To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
  Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:48:42 AM
  Subject: [ModLib] First Twelve Titles



  I've gotten interested in collecting as many ML titles as possible in the #1 binding, and, since I'm not in the 1% (or anywhere near it), have not concerned myself with DJs.  Before long, these volumes will be 100 years old.

  Does anyone know how many copies of each of the first twelve ML titles were initially printed?  I've gotten three so far with the C1 list (Dorian Grey, War in the Air and Miracle of St. Anthony), but wonder how difficult the other nine will be.  I assume that Treasure Island is the most difficult to find.  


  John Peterson

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