[ModLib] A Night in the Luxembourg binding style
jerry at rocketwords.com
Mon Oct 29 17:42:20 EDT 2012
Thanks, Barry. Interesting info. I'm still trying to get a sense of when
the title listings were and weren't included at the back of the books in
the earlier years. They seem to come and go from printing to printing
sometimes. Is there a rhyme or reason to it that I'm not seeing?
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Gordon Barrick Neavill
<neavill at wayne.edu>wrote:
> There were 4 printings of Gourmont's Night in the Luxembourg: 8,000 copies
> in 1926 (binding 4), 2,000 copies in 1928, and 1,000 copies each in 1930
> and 1931. My guess is that your copy in binding 5 is a copy of the third
> printing, though it's possible it's a second printing. At least some of
> the reprints lacked a list of titles at the end so they are hard to date.
> Also the ML didn't always bind all copies of a given printing at the same
> time, so it's possible to find copies of one printing in more than one
> binding. The first printing was published in Dj 3 and at least two of the
> later printings were in Dj 4.
> *From: *"Jerry Karp" <jerry at rocketwords.com>
> *To: *"For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> *Sent: *Monday, October 29, 2012 1:36:29 PM
> *Subject: *[ModLib] A Night in the Luxembourg binding style
> Greetings all!
> It's your favorite northern California ML newbie, here (or at least one of
> your favorites, I hope)
> I'm still slowly going through the box of old MLs (sans dust jackets) that
> I picked up a few months back. I came upon a copy of de Gourmont's "A Night
> in the Luxembourg."
> The website says confirmed binding styles are 4 & 7. The copy I have is a
> binding style 5, definitely. It has:
> *Spine: gold text; grape vine image at spine bottom*
> *Front: Kent torchbearer image stamped in gold*
> There is no double line above the title, so not a 5a, and the torchbearer
> is definitely stamped in gold, so not a 5*.
> Thought you might be interested. I can scan and send a .jpg somewhere if
> that would be useful.
> Jerry Karp
> Village Books
> 344 North State Street
> Ukiah, CA 95482
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