[ModLib] Some Discrepancies

Rewatlingjr rewatlingjr at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 10:39:29 EDT 2013


I saw that video awhile ago on a recomendation from a member maybe yourself and found her charming. I think i will follow your.suggestion and watch it agaon. Thanks.

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Gordon Barrick Neavill <neavill at wayne.edu> wrote:

>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>  
>wrote:
>
>> 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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