[ModLib] Do you have any of these?

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Tue Mar 29 07:56:31 EDT 2011

Scot, I have Nietzsche in a #5 binding, and my database says I have it in #4 as well.  I'll try to verify that this evening unless someone else locates it first.  The others you are trying to verify I don't have.

John Peterson
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Scot Kamins 
  To: For collectors of Modern Library books 
  Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 2:51 PM
  Subject: [ModLib] Do you have any of these?


  Bill Hornick's excellent recent contribution of over 50 items to the Bindings Projects (Confirmed Bindings for Each Title and Confirmed Bindings for Each Giant Title) got me to pay more attention to these lists. Looking them over, some notable gaps turned up. I think we can fill in a lot of these.

  Every week for the foreseeable future, I''ll be asking everyone to spend just 10 minutes or so checking to see if you have any of the current week's investigation targets in your collection. I want to keep the focus very concentrated each week so that everyone can find the time to participate.

  This week I want to focus on four very long lived titles -- titles that began in 1917 and lasted at least until 1970. It's possible that these four titles -- and as far as I can tell, ONLY these four titles -- came in all 14 binding styles!

  Here are the titles and the missing bindings. Do you have any of these?

  Thus Spake Zarathustra -- Nietzsche:    4.5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14

  Mayor of Casterbridge -- Hardy:   3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14

  Best Russian Short Stories:    3, 4.5, 6, 9, 11, 12

  Fathers and Sons -- Turgenev:    5, 9, 10, 11, 13

  If you know for sure (and can back it up) that any title/binding style combo DIDN'T exist, it would be helpful to know that as well. (I'll add a new notation -- a small red "x" -- to the table in the proper position.)

  And thanks for playing!!!

  OH - by the way: Certified Public Accountants who are up to their abacuses in tax filings are allowed an automatic deferment [:: cough John Wolansky  cough ::] through the end of April.

  Scot Kamins
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