[ModLib] Apocrypha -- updated information

Jerry Karp jerry at rocketwords.com
Fri Aug 30 11:55:27 EDT 2013


Thanks! It's amazing how it takes me about 15 seconds to become fascinated
by the publishing history of an edition I didn't even know existed 24 hours
ago!


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Gordon Barrick Neavill
<neavill at wayne.edu>wrote:

> The Goodspeed translation of The Apocrypha was originally published by the
> University of Chicago Press in 1938.  Random House reprinted it as a Modern
> Library Paperback in 1959 with a new introduction by Moses Hadas. It's
> Hadas's introduction that accounts for the 1959 copyright date. Random
> House acquired Alfred A. Knopf
> shortly after the ML Paperback was published. ML Paperbacks were folded
> into Knopf's superior and better established paperback series Vintage
> Books, and subsequent printings appeared under the Vintage imprint.  The
> Apocrypha was added to the ML in 1962, using the ML Paperback/Vintage Books
> cover art but changing the color from red to blue.
>
> Barry
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