[ModLib] Do you have any of these?

jwol jwol at fast.net
Tue Mar 29 08:32:42 EDT 2011

Scott, I have a weird bird for the Mayor of Casterbridge, #17.2.  It has a 9
spine on a 14 binding.  Will review my list after tax season.




From: modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu]
On Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 2:52 PM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
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
<http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/bindingsProjectTable.html>  and
Confirmed Bindings for Each Giant Title
<http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/bindingsProjectTableGiants.html> ) 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


It's all sandcastles ... 




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