[ModLib] POEMS AND FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE [was: POEMS AND PLAYS ... ]

jwol jwol at fast.net
Thu Jul 21 16:56:13 EDT 2011


Thanks Barry, and drat.  One less 1st in my library.

 

From: modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu] On Behalf Of Gordon Barrick Neavill
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:19 PM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: Re: [ModLib] POEMS AND FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE [was: POEMS AND PLAYS ... ]

 

The one-volume editions of The Poems and Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Plays of Oscar Wilde, and The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant were all published in early spring 1932. Each represented a combination of two separate ML volumes from the Boni & Liveright era to provide better value in the Depression book market. They appear to have been published early in the year since the first printing of each has a fall 1931 ML list at the end of the volume. This was typical of ML books published in January since they had to be printed around the end of the previous season. The two new titles for January 1932, Crime and Punishment and The Magic Mountain, had jackets with fall 1931 lists. I haven't seen a first printing of The Plays of Oscar Wilde in a jacket. The first printing of The Poems and Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde has a fall 1931 jacket. The earliest jacket I've seen for The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant has a spring 1932 list. The first printing of The Stories of Anton Tchekov, which also combined two B&L volumes and was scheduled for February 1932, has a jacket with a fall 1931 list.

 

Barry

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From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at modernlib.com>
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:49:12 AM
Subject: Re: [ModLib] POEMS AND FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE [was: POEMS AND        PLAYS ... ]

Thanks, John. Also for now I'll add "225?" with the question mark as the inverse DJ number until we get some confirming responses.  

 

On Jul 20, 2011, at 5:21 PM, jwol wrote:

 

2.  Scott, I have this volume in both an e and an f jacket back.  Your notes indicate it was previously seen in a d and an I jacket back.

 

 


Scot Kamins

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