[ModLib] MODERN LIBRARY-BOOK CLUB EDITIONS

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Fri Dec 13 12:11:17 EST 2013


Hi Bill,

I have three pics from 4 years ago.  Interestingly, I see the Middlemarch!
 With the other giant woodcuts, two shelves above the Chronicles.


Everyone else,

Does anyone have an MLFEd for the Middlemarch woodcut, and if so what
price is on the front jacket flap?

Thanks.


ron


>
> Ron,
>
> Yes, it is a stated March 1984 First Modern Library Edition.
>
> The photo(s?) I shared were not the complete collection; it takes at least
> thirteen photos to show everything.
>
> 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 9:36 am
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] MODERN LIBRARY-BOOK CLUB EDITIONS
>
>
> Hi Bill,
>
> Good grief, over 2000!  I have a picture of your collection, but not sure
> if you were at 2000 yet when it was taken.
>
> No problem on Middlemarch.  It is interesting, though, that the jacket has
> the $10.95 price.  Is the book a first edition?  I've seen more than one
> FMLEd of this title with a $15.95 jacket.
>
>
> ron
>
>
>
>>
>> Ron,
>>
>> Apologies again.  It has been a tough morning.  My 1984 copy of
>> Middlemarch, spine G9, is just the regular edition with the woodcut,
>> $10.95 price, printed endpapers and ISBN numbers and list on the
>> inverse.
>> I confused it with the book-club edition of Middlemarch, G10, the A&E
>> Companion Volume, no price, that is a book-club edition.  I am learning
>> not to trust my memory since I have reached over 2000 ML books.
>>
>> Again, my apologies.
>>
>> 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 8:46 am
>> Subject: Re: [ModLib] MODERN LIBRARY-BOOK CLUB EDITIONS
>>
>>
>> Hi Bill,
>>
>> Your Middlemarch has the BOMC indication on the copyright page then?
>>
>> It sounds like, maybe, that is a non-BOMC jacket on a BOMC book?  Rather
>> than a different variety it may just be a mixture of the two (for
>> whatever
>> reason).
>>
>> I wonder if the price dropped later, from $15.95 to $10.95.  Or, went
>> the
>> expected way and all the first edition books I have seen had a later
>> jacket (with the new higher price).  Thus a first jacket has $10.95,
>> which
>> seems most likely.
>>
>>
>> ron
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> 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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