[ModLib] Will the real Lamb first please rise?

jwol jwol at fast.net
Sat May 14 13:32:54 EDT 2011

I am of the opinion that the first did not have the red bands.  I have two
firsts and they both have the title on the front panel of the dj in red with
no fading.  The bands are some other color (I want to say green, but I am
partially colorblind-it's my mother's fault).  I have another early printing
with 257 titles from 1938 and the bands are red, the same color red as the
title on the front panel and the texture of the paper is the same as the 1s.
I have later printing from 1957.  In addition to the red band, the tan
background is much lighter and the ink used on Charles is much darker than
on the first.


John Wolansky


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On Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 1:12 PM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: [ModLib] Will the real Lamb first please rise?




I'm trying to determine the true colors for Lamb's  Complete Works.  The one
on ModernLib [ http://www.modernlib.com/authors/lAuthors/lambJackets.html ]
is very beige with red titling and trim. But consider these two submitted by
Darrell Johnson:



The one with the red trim is 1957; the beige trim is submitted as a First.


So is the First just washed out, with the red trim faded, or is it a true
representation of a first?


Also, is the one on ModernLib just dead wrong, with the 1957 here shown the
better representation?


Scot Kamins



Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past. -- Lily Tomlin


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