[ModLib] a question

Robert E. Wattling Jr. rewatlingjr at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 23:34:27 EST 2013


I lived most of my life in Akron, Ohio and special ordered  James' Varieties in dust jacket from The Bookseller there in their original location before it burned. I bought many ML's there before eBay.

On Feb 21, 2013, at 8:07 PM, Gordon Barrick Neavill <neavill at wayne.edu> wrote:

> 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.  The 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 Mines.  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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> Barry
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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
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> But what was your first ML book and the story behind it?
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> On Feb 21, 2013, at 9:17 AM, Rob Kerns wrote:
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> Thank you for sharing!
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> I believe most of us have had similar beginnings.  A pleasure to hear others. 
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> On Feb 21, 2013, at 7:02 AM, Bryan Tinkle wrote:
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> So a follow up question what was your first ML book that got you started?
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> 
> 
> Scot Kamins
> .......................
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