[ModLib] Some Discrepancies

Gordon Barrick Neavill neavill at wayne.edu
Sun Jun 16 10:17:10 EDT 2013

The Random House trade edition (1942) had a fairly dull typographic jacket. The jacket for the Giant (1955) is wonderful, but I've never seen anything that indicates who designed it.  Jeanyee Wong is certainly a possibility, but I talked with her in New York on several occasions and I don't think she ever mentioned The Wisdom of China and India. Of course, she's designed thousands of book jackets.

I recommend the following 40-minute video, made about 3 years ago on the occasion of her 90th birthday: "Jeanyee Wong 90th Anniversary Celebration at the Grolier Club" http://vimeo.com/24013347

Barry Neavill

----- Original Message -----
From: "robert watling jr." <rewatlingjr at gmail.com>
To: "Chad Bernu" <skinnygypsy at yahoo.com>, "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:17:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Some Discrepancies

I have two copies of "Wisdom", both G5, neither states 1st. The one with  
dust jacket doesn't list number of titles inside dj but says "over 370  
titles" on back of dj. I also wonder whether the dust jacket on this book  
was designed by Jeanyee Wong who did the Illustrated Confucious. The style  
and calligraphy seem similar to me. What think ye?...

Robert Watling Jr.

On Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:46:34 -0700, Chad Bernu <skinnygypsy at yahoo.com>  

> Dear Collectors of Fabulous Books,
> I’ve noticed a couple of discrepancies between two first
> editions I have and what the outstanding Modernlib.com has in the book  
> notes for
> those editions. The problems are:
>  1) The Wisdom of China and India G59.2
>             Book notes:
> 1956 first with a G4 binding
>             My copy: 1955
> first with a G5 binding
>  2) The Age of Innocence 229.1
>             Book notes:
> 1942 first with 284 titles on the jacket
>             My copy:
> 1943 first with 291 titles on the jacket which is a spring 1943 jacket
>  I have to imagine that the book notes are wrong but I’m
> wrong all the freaking time so…
>  Thank you for your help on this and previously on my Point
> Counter Point question.
> Chad Bernu
> P.S. Sorry, I can't help with the Enormous Room question.

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