[ModLib] Question about a copy of The Apocrypha

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Thu Aug 29 20:49:50 EDT 2013

One explanation is that the list in the back did not get updated.  Binding
9 came before 11, and those were not out until 1963 either, so it is
unlikely that an 11 was being used in the Spring of 1962.

If anyone has a non-first printing copy of this title in a #8 (or 9, 10)
they can check the lists in those, as they would all be before the #11. 
Also, any other 11s can be checked for the same situation.

Separate note related to this title, the paper used on my copy (which is a
first printing) is thin and tanned like the paper used on the late 1950s
ML paperbacks.


> Greetings, all!
> Into my used bookstore today came a copy of The Apocrypha, ML 326.
> It is definitely a Binding Style 11, according to the images on the
> website. In use 1963-1967.
> However, according to the dating key, the book is a Spring 1962 edition
> (titles list at the end contains Hersey's "Hiroshima" and does not contain
> Erasmus' "In Praise of Folly.")
> The notes pop-up says ML Apocrypha was in print from 1962-1970, and the
> First copyright page text is "First Printing." My copy does not include
> this text.
> So it seems like I have a Spring 1962 edition book in a binding style not
> thought to have been used until 1963. Also, if the book was first
> published
> in 1962, is it odd that a Spring 1962 edition would not be a first
> edition?
> Or might there have been more than one run in Spring '62 with the "First
> Printing" text removed from the later runs? To be clear, I don't think
> this
> is a first edition. I'm just trying to reconcile the different dates, etc.
> Or am I simply missing something basic?
> Thanks!
> Jerry Karp
> Mendocino County, CA
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