[ModLib] Fw: Modern library sighting

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Tue Dec 20 08:39:41 EST 2011


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To: <jpetersonlhi at frontier.com>
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 10:33 PM
Subject: Modern library sighting



Prescott's conquest of Mexico was seen on second year episode of Leave
it to Beaver.   Beaver was looking for a book to read and the conquest
was one of Ward's offerings.
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From: JOHN PETERSON <jpetersonlhi at frontier.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Sat, Dec 17, 2011 5:07 am
Subject: Re: [ModLib] First Twelve Titles

Thanks, Murry for your comments--

We are interested in the same niche. I buy binding #1's whenever I can
get them cheaply, and in relatively good condition, and now have about
30 of them. I think they are getting harder to find, but I agree with
you that, when you can find them, they are usually in fairly good
condition. I bought my last one a few months ago in an antique mall,
George's Bed of Roses, for $7, and only later discovered that it had
the Brodzky title page (see the ML website).

Happy hunting,

John
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  From:   Murry
  To: For collectors of Modern Library books
  Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 8:40   PM
  Subject: Re: [ModLib] First Twelve   Titles


On 12/10/2011 5:48 AM, JOHN PETERSON wrote:               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
John,
I've been collecting these early   books for a while, but they're hard
to find. Of the C1's, I only have   Madamoiselle Fifi and Treasure
Island. For binding 1, I have found The   Way of all Flesh,
Confessions of a Young Man, plays by Ibsen,Evolution in   Modern
Thought, Poems by Villon, The Belfry, Seven that were   hanged.

I've found them in strange places and for strange prices.   Antique
Stores or the stuff nobody wants in used book stores. one in a garage
sale. all the way from 25 cents to 20 dollars. "If it's old it must be
   worth a lot" vs "Who wants that old stuff?" I've never seen one with
a   DJ.

What I find is interesting is that these bindings have held up
remarkably well over the years, much better than the binding that came
 after.

By the way, I have never seen any of the titles you have of   C1.

If I find any more of these things, I will let you   know.

Murry Spector


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