[ModLib] WHat are these "New Editions" of which the Guide speaks?

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Tue Apr 3 22:00:48 EDT 2012

Scot, you wrote: "275.1, Conrad's Nostromo, identifies a 1960s new edition."

I have a FMLE, 1951, and a Fall, 1960 copy of Nostromo.  They are identical, as far as I could see.  So, if there was a new edition, it must be 1961 or later.

John Peterson
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  From: Scot Kamins 
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  Intrepid ML researcher Bill Hornick has uncovered some interesting comments in the Toledano Guide—especially intriguing since there's been no discussion of them in the thirteen years since the most recent edition of the Guide made its appearance.

  A number of entries say NE (for New Edition) in the COMMENT field without further information except a date different from the one listed in the Dates column. In a few cases, the NE seems to mean that new plates were used, often resulting in an increased number of pages (but without other substantive changes). in other cases, there isn't much of a clue what the New Edition encompassed, and Bill doesn't have all the variations of these titles so he was unable to check. 
I'd love to know for ModernLib BookNotes what's different about these alleged New editions: Just new plates? Something more substantive? Your comments will be appreciated!Here are the the examples I'm curious about:

  • 13.1, Butler's Way of All Flesh, identifies a 1940 revised edition.

  • 275.1, Conrad's Nostromo, identifies a 1960s new edition.

  • 109.1, Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, list both a revised edition in 1928 and a new edition in 1933. The Booknotes do not list these. The 1933 printing states "First Edition from New Plates" with "1933" below those words. (According to The Guide, the 1922 edition says "First Impression.") 
• 65.3, Machiavelli's The Prince and The Discourses, identifies a new edition in 1950.• 27.2, Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence, identifies a new edition in 1940 with new plates. For the record, Bill submitted a more extensive list but these are the ones I want info about. Scot Kamins
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