[ModLib] DJ/Book Title Disparities

Robert Sanger rsanger at sangerswysen.com
Wed Jan 9 23:44:39 EST 2013


Scott,
 
Okay, at home now -- the reference is to a 1930 edition of Moby Dick.
It was a Random House edition but now I am not sure that it was a Modern
Library edition. 
 
However, I found the reference.  Bennett Cerf, in his autobiography, At
Random (pg.72), said that, "We were so excited about it [having an
edition illustrated by Rockwell Kent], we forgot to put Herman
Melville's name on the cover, so our edition of Moby Dick, to the vast
amusement of others (the New Yorker spotted it), said only, "Moby Dick,
illustrated by Rockwell Kent."
 
Hope this helps get to the bottom of it.
 
Best to all,
 
Bob
 
Robert M. Sanger
 
 
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Scott,
 
See, even criminal defense lawyers are good for something!  <smile>
 
I remember reading the story and then looking for such a copy -- never
found one and gave up.
 
Good hunting!
 
Kind regards,
 
Bob
 
Robert M. Sanger
 
 
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[mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu] On Behalf Of Scot Kamins
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I didn't know about this, and there isn't an example of it on ModernLib.


Anybody???


On Jan 9, 2013, at 5:57 PM, Robert Sanger wrote:


	
	Now, I know you all know this but there is a rare variant of
Moby Dick where the name of the illustrator, Rockwell Kent, was included
on the cover and Herman Melville's name was omitted.  That was soon
remedied, hence, the rarity.  I think the explanation was that the
publisher was so excited to have Kent as an illustrator that he forgot
to include the author's name  -- was this a story told by Bennett Cerf?



Scot Kamins
......................
One cause, a thousand effects
A thousand causes, one effect

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