[ModLib] Balloon cloth binding question

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Thu Nov 10 16:35:08 EST 2011


Barry, of the four you listed, I only have Woolf's book in FMLE: The cover 
is GREEN balloon cloth

John Peterson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon Barrick Neavill" <neavill at wayne.edu>
To: <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:48 PM
Subject: [ModLib] Balloon cloth binding question


> When balloon cloth bindings were introduced in 1929, a portion of each ML 
> printing was bound in each of the four colors used -- red, brown, blue, 
> and green. For example, I have four jacketed copies of the first ML 
> printing of Huysmans' Against the Grain #183 (1930) -- each of which is 
> bound in balloon cloth of a different color.
>
> I have always assumed that this practice continued throughout the balloon 
> cloth period, but I thought it would be good to verify that with the help 
> of other collectors.
>
> Here are four ML titles from the later 1930s. I have first printings of 
> each bound as indicated:
>
> Huxley, Antic Hay #209  (1933)  blue balloon cloth
> Malraux, Man's Fate #33 (1936) green balloon cloth
> Woolf, To the Lighthouse #217 (1937)  brown balloon cloth
> Wisdom of Confucius #7 (1938)  red balloon cloth
>
> I'd be grateful if you could check your copies of any of these titles --  
> stated "First Modern Library Edition" only -- and let me know what color 
> cloth is used.
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Barry
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