[ModLib] a question

Bryan Tinkle tinkinc85 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 10:02:47 EST 2013

Thanks, everyone for your responses.  I started my collection without
having any knowledge of the ML history or even that there were other
enthusiasts.  I knew there had to be other collectors since the books never
seemed to stay in the used bookstores very long.  Once I found Scott's
website I got hooked.

FWIW, I collect only hardbacks - primarliy the Binding style #8 (I have
picked up a few 6-11's when I can not find a title in 8 and the price is
right.)  And I collect the Giants in binding style 5.  Apparently I am
somewhat in a minority in that I am NOT particularly interested in the DJ.
 When I have the books out and shelved I generally have the dj's saved in
an acid free box and the books themselves arranged by color (silly huh?)
 Or even in first editions.  I suppose if I was attempting on making a
valuable collection versus one that has titles I like I might be
differently motivated.  I do have some of the faux 80's but am limiting
myself to the Woodcut DJ which I actually do like.  For the 90/2000
bindings (what exactly do collectors call these with the author photos on
the spine?)  I have several but have now strategized only to collect those
titles not previously available in vintage bindings.  As several of you
have mentioned, the fun is the hunt.

So a follow up question what was your first ML book that got you started?
 Mine was a type 8 copy of Plato's Republic with a dj that I found for $3.
 Really liked it and then started to see more of the same styles in the
book stores I haunted at the time.


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 7:05 PM, Graham, Charles <
charles.graham at dominican.edu> wrote:

> I started collecting the newer 'corrected text' Faulkners.  I have not had
> a chance to compare with the vintage copies, but it seemed like a good
> excuse, and they do look nice on the shelf.  I like the reissue of the
> Bernhard endpapers, it makes for a stately looking edition.
> I also have *The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou* (2004)
> and Michael Shaara's *The* *Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War*(2004).
> I generally stick with collecting the vintage Modern Library editions, as
> there is something about the 'thrill of the find' in the used bookstores.
> Chuck Graham
> Mail Services Coordinator
> Dominican University of California
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM, <dchock7 at aol.com> wrote:
>> I collect the first editions of the paperbacks, but not the current ML
>> publications. I am missing one of the paperback firsts.
>> Pete
>>  -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bryan Tinkle <tinkinc85 at gmail.com>
>> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
>>  Sent: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:41 am
>> Subject: [ModLib] a question
>> A question for all you collectors out there:  Is anyone STILL collecting
>> the current publications by Modern Library?  I saw recently that Cloud
>> Atlas had been added to a Mod Lib publication, but as I understand it,
>> there is no uniformity in binding style, size or dust jacket in any of the
>> current publications.
>> A second question I had as I get deeper and deeper into this collecting
>> thing is Do any of you collect the paperbacks or is everyone strictly
>> collecting hardcovers of various eras?
>> Thanks
>> Bryan T.
>> Chattanooga, TN
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