[ModLib] Joyce, Dubliners "defintive text" 1969

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sun Feb 13 15:25:32 EST 2011


So now the question is which size preceded which as the "true" first  
(as such)?

On Feb 13, 2011, at 12:11 PM, Darrell Johnson wrote:

> Gordon,
>
> My copy is the standard 7 1/4" size.
>
> First Modern Library Edition, 1969, with corrected text by
>          Robert Scholes in consultation with Richard Ellman
>                 Copyright 1967 by the estate of James Joyce
>
> Darrell
>
> --- On Sun, 2/13/11, Gordon Barrick Neavill <neavill at wayne.edu> wrote:
>
> Folks,
>
> I'm trying to confirm that the ML edition of Joyce's Dubliners  
> (#124) with the "definitive text" (1969) exists in the standard  
> 7-1/4" format as well as the taller 7-1/2" format that was  
> introduced in 1969. This is the one with the black jacket with  
> lettering in light purple and white and a green shamrock. It says  
> "definitive text" on the jacket and "corrected text" on the verso of  
> the title page. I'm convinced that I've seen it in the 7-1/4"  
> format, but Alan Oestreich, who I think once had a jacketless copy,  
> has disposed of it.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Barry
> -

Scot Kamins
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