[ModLib] a question
Gordon Barrick Neavill
neavill at wayne.edu
Thu Feb 21 23:07:26 EST 2013
I didn't have a first ML book -- I had two. I was in the ninth grade . My family had recently moved back to the Cleveland area from Akron . Even at that age I loved going to bookstores. I took the Van Aken rapid transit to Shaker Square in Cleveland Heights. My destination was the Shaker Book Shop which had a large double-sided Modern Library rack toward the back of the store . T he books were shelved by ML number. I was after nos. 31 and 163 -- Bram Stoker's Dracula and H. Rider Haggard's She & King Solomon's M ines. They were $1.65 each -- I had saved up my allowance. Dracula had the wonderfully effective jacket by McKnight Kauffer. She & King Solomon's Mines was the first ML printing. I read both of them eagerly and still have both books today.
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From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at modernlib.com>
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:11:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ModLib] a question
But what was your first ML book and the story behind it?
On Feb 21, 2013, at 9:17 AM, Rob Kerns wrote:
Thank you for sharing!
I believe most of us have had similar beginnings. A pleasure to hear others.
On Feb 21, 2013, at 7:02 AM, Bryan Tinkle wrote:
So a follow up question what was your first ML book that got you started?
When the weasel pays a New Year's visit to the chickens, nothing good can come of it. -- Chinese adage
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