[ModLib] question about the "War Series"

Bryan Tinkle tinkinc85 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 14:12:53 EDT 2013


Thanks everyone for the information.  I a. big fan of serendipity.

On 3/25/13, Bill Hornick <willthemad at aol.com> wrote:
>
> Barry,
>
> Here is a list of the current and recent ML categories of paperbacks.  Some
> titles in these series also simultaneously or later appeared in hardback
> Book Club Editions.  Sometimes the first or first few titles in each
> category appeared in hardback form, usually Giants editions.  I have
> followed Mr. Toledano's suggestion in his Guide and have tried to collect
> one sample from each category.
>
> The categories are the terms used by ML either on the front cover, spine or
> back cover of the issues.
>
> 1. Chronicles
> 2. College Editions
> 3. Essential Writings
> 4. Exploration
> 5. Food
> 6. Gardening
> 7. Harlem Renaissance
> 8. Modern Library Paperbacks
> 9. Movies / Film
> 10. 100 Best Nonficition
> 11. 100 Best Novels
> 12. Proofs
> 13. Rediscoveries
> 14. Shakespeare
> 15. Trade Paperbacks
> 16. Translations
> 17. War
> 18. (No Identified Category)
>
> Since no one, even ML itself, seems to have taken charge of classifying and
> inventorying all these issues, including the Regular, Giant and other-sized
> hardbacks in their various incarnations and reincarnations, the task will
> soon prove insurmountable.  I discover items mostly by serendipity.
>
> Bill
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Tinkle <tinkinc85 at gmail.com>
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 9:55 pm
> Subject: [ModLib] question about the "War Series"
>
>
> I just saw a book on ebay that is listed as being part of the Modern
> Library's War Series.  The cover does have a torch bearer.  Does anyone out
> there collect these?  Is there a list of titles anywhere.
>
>
> I have to say that Random House's Modern Library website is severely lacking
> in information on most thing Modern Library.
>
>
> Thanks
> Bryan T.
> Chattanooga TN
>
>
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