[ModLib] Various questions
kamins at modernlib.com
Fri Mar 4 13:48:14 EST 2011
Answers? Opinions? Comments?
Begin forwarded message:
> From: willthemad at aol.com
> Date: March 4, 2011 8:47:57 AM PST
> To: kamins at modernlib.com
> Subject: Various questions
> Dear Scot,
> Here are the first four topics on which I need your and others'
> help; my apologies if these topics have been previously covered.
> 1. "Absalom, Absalom"
> Toledano lists only one entry for Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom" as
> 271.1 with an introduction by Harvey Breit. My copy in Spine #11
> (dj with title list but no number, back panel style k) has NO
> introduction. Shouldn't this be identified with a separate number?
> Also, the later printings in Spine 17 and Spine 18 (the 2010 wheat/
> beige quartercloth) contain Faulkner's biography and the "corrected
> text"; shouldn't this also be a separate entry (since it has no
> 2. Metropolitan Opera Guide
> A few months ago, the website discussed two varieties of "The
> Metropolitan Opera Guide" establishing 48.1 as having a discography
> and 48.2 as having no discography. It was established that
> printings 1 through 5 (1939-1945) contained the discography and that
> printing 6 (1946) and thereafter no longer contained the
> discography. MY G4 binding, 1945 fifth printing on the back of the
> title page, however, contains no discography. Perhaps sometime
> during 1945 the discography was discontinued; the data file seems to
> need to be amended to reflect the fact that some 1945 fifth
> printings do not have a discography.
> 3. Illustrated Modern Library
> Are First Editions of the Illustrated Modern Library identified or
> identifiable, or were there only first printings?
> 4. Ibsen's "Eleven Plays"
> Are there different identification numbers for the varieties of
> G18? My first edition of "Eleven Plays by Henrik Ibsen" contains
> three non-sequential pagination groupings; my later edition has just
> one continuous pagination sequence and the plays are in a different
> 5. "Best Russian Short Stories"
> I have three distinctly different editions of "Best Russian Short
> Stories"; Can you give me the correct identification for each. All
> three have Seltzer noted for compilation, introduction and editor.
> Here are the varieties:
> A. Spine 5, no dj, continuous pagination, one Andreyev story
> ("Lazarus" on p. 215), 261 text pages, list of Regular titles at the
> end of the book.
> B. Spine 8, 271 titles on dj verso, Style g, discontinuous
> pagination (1 through 261 and 1 through 231), three Andreyev stories
> ("Lazarus" on the first p. 215, "The Seven That Were Hanged" on the
> second p. 1, "The Red Laugh" on the second p. 103), 492 text
> pages, plus separate lists of Regular and Giant titles at the end of
> the book.
> C. Spine 8, 393 titles on dj verso, Style i, 556 text pages, no
> Regular or Giant list of titles at the end of the book. The three
> Andreyev stories listed above in B are grouped together on pages 320
> through 521 creating a different order of stories and the pages on
> which they occur.
> It seems, from previously established criteria for other books, that
> three different identification numbers should exist.
> Well, that's a start. I sincerely appreciate whatever help you and
> others might be able to offer me.
> Bill Hornick
It's all sandcastles ...
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