[ModLib] MODERN LIBRARY-BOOK CLUB EDITIONS

Bill Hornick willthemad at aol.com
Fri Dec 13 09:34:40 EST 2013


Ron and David,

Thank you for the correction, Ron.   I forgot about this first book-club edition.  My copy does have the $10.95 price.  It also has the ISBN on both the jacket back and the copyright page.  It also has a list of titles on the inverse of the dust jacket.  Apparently there are two varieties.

Bill


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Fri, Dec 13, 2013 7:45 am
Subject: Re: [ModLib] MODERN LIBRARY-BOOK CLUB EDITIONS


Bill and David,

Middlemarch, by George Eliot, in the woodcut (1984, spine G9) was issued
in a BOMC edition.  It comes with these unique features for a woodcut: No
price, blank end papers, the ISBN on the copyright page, no SBN on the
jacket back, "Printed in the USA" on the jacket back, and no list of
titles on the inside of the jacket.  BOMC is indicated on the copyright
page.

The first edition of this woodcut (March 1984) is a standard woodcut with
checkerboard end papers, SBN on jacket, no ISBN on copyright page, $15.95
price (although Henry indicates $10.95 for the first, I have only observed
the $15.95 price on jackets covering first editions).


ron


>
> David,
>
> There are no book-club editions of Modern Library books prior to the 1990s
> (bindings #17 or #G10 or unique editions).  These listings are dealer
> errors.
>
> Bill Hornick
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DAVID FARRAGUT ROHDE <davidfrohde at hughes.net>
> To: ModLib <ModLib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Wed, Dec 11, 2013 9:49 pm
> Subject: [ModLib] MODERN LIBRARY-BOOK CLUB EDITIONS
>
>
> GOOD EVENING
>
> And I hope I am on the correct avenue, to ask a question about Modern
> Library
> Editions.
>
> I am buying many editions on AbeBooks.  Very often the commentary about
> the book
> for sale reflect "BOOK CLUB EDITION"
>
> I am ignorant if such is really a Modern LIbrary or if it is copyrighted
> Modern
> LIbrary but actually a Book Club Edition.
>
> Please excuse me ignorance, but sure would appreciate anyone helping me
> out.
>
> Thanks very much
>
> David
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