[ModLib] end papers
Gordon Barrick Neavill
neavill at wayne.edu
Thu Jan 10 11:43:17 EST 2013
I also have a copy of the Maeterlinck in a style 4 binding with Brodzky endpapers. It's a Boni and Liveright printing. When Cerf bought the Modern Library from Horace Liveright in 1925, he got the ML stock in the warehouse. Some of the books were bound; others consisted of unbound sheets that had been folded and sewn -- and had endpapers attached. Boni & Liveright appears to have warehoused much of its ML stock in this form and "cased" the books in imitation leather bindings as needed. When Cerf filled orders for these books he naturally cased them in ML, Inc. bindings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "robert watling jr." <rewatlingjr at gmail.com>
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:39:16 AM
Subject: [ModLib] end papers
Please forgive me if this been discussed before, but is there a
distinction between Binding style 4 for books with Bernhart endpapers and
Style 4 with Brodzky endpapers? I recently acquired a large number of
pre-Blumenthals and have been cataloguing them. So far most have been
style 4 in leatherette and with Bernhart endpapers but I just came across
one, Maeterlinck's A Miracle of St. Anthony which has the Brodzy. Thanks,
On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:01:37 -0800, Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
> The purpose is more to the point that Charles Graham raised -- so that
> the collector can explain what he wants to the dealer, or so that he can
> go to the bookseller with hir list in hand to search the shelves
> I don't know what you mean by this: "A webpage expanding on Toledano's
> notes would be nice." Is this a restatement of this project's intent,
> or are you suggesting something different / additional?
> On Jan 9, 2013, at 3:46 PM, Brian LeMasters wrote:
>> Would the purpose of the page be to enable the seller to clarify the
>> book for sale? If so, the DJ Spine, DJ Front cover and Title page are
>> the views I mostly see in pictures or are referenced in catalogs. When
>> I sell books, I use the most complete title available.
>> As a collector, all points would be of interest to me. When I document
>> a book in my collection, I make sure all of the identifiers listed by
>> Toledano are in the proper place in order to assign the Toledano number
>> and then sort my shelves by Toledano number. A webpage expanding on
>> Toledano's notes would be nice, but may be a bit advanced for some.
> Scot Kamins
> No, I can't do this all on my own.
> I know, I'm no superman -- theme song from Scrubs
Even faith in God is only a stage on the way.
Ultimately, you abandon all, for you come to
something so simple that there are no words
to express it.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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