[ModLib] ML Buckram with DJ?

Brian LeMasters brianlemasters at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 16:31:10 EDT 2011

Greetings all,
I have found only one in a jacket.  It was a regular, dated Fall 1964.  
The DJ was a color copy and trimmed to fit the book, obviously a later 
add-on and not an original.  It was also an ex-library book, so maybe it 
was donated from a collector or refurbished in order to increase 
circulation.  Of course, being a buckram fan, I ditched the jacket.   
Interestingly, Harper and Viking both produce library bindings with 
original dust jackets.  I always wonder...why put a wrapper on such a 
sturdy book?

On 6/26/2011 3:06 PM, jwol wrote:
> I have just over 100 ML buckrams and three, for sure, maybe four, had 
> jackets.  Most recently, I picked up a copy of G-67, Anthology of 
> Famous English and American Poetry in buckram with a DJ.  The book 
> dated to fall 1966 based on the titles at the end and the jacket is a 
> Gh jacket, used in 1966.  Joe points out the buckrams were not issued 
> with jackets, so maybe extra jackets were slapped on buckrams at 
> Random House, or someone inadvertently married the jackets to the 
> wrong books at a used bookstore or some collector's den.
> I don't think there is a premium for a jacketed buckram.  I bought 
> this G-67 for the book removed the jacket.
> John Wolansky
> *From:*modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu 
> [mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu] *On Behalf Of *Eric Hanson
> *Sent:* Sunday, June 26, 2011 3:29 PM
> *To:* For collectors of Modern Library books
> *Subject:* [ModLib] ML Buckram with DJ?
> I have a copy of /A Kierkegaard Anthology/ (303.1), in a buckram 
> binding,//with a dust jacket. The details are as follows:
> Binding: B1 (through1967)
> Dust jacket: n (1967-1970) price: $2.45 The genre on the back is 
> Philosophy & Religion
> This book is an ex-library copy. The dj (with library spine label) was 
> attached to the book by the library.
> There's a penciled notation in the book: "8/67 Pub. 2.69", which I 
> take to mean that the library purchased this book from the publisher 
> in Aug of 1967 for $2.69.
> I purchased the book for $1.50 -- neither the binding nor the dj was a 
> factor in the price.
> while an explanation, I find it unlikely that the library would have 
> bothered to attach a dj taken from a (new) regular edition.
> A couple of questions:
> Has any one else found a buckram edition with a corresponding dj?
> Does any one know the premium charged for the buckram binding. The 
> difference for this copy would seem to be $.24 going by the dj and the 
> annotated price.
> -- Eric
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