[ModLib] Odd Date on a Burk DJ

Gordon Barrick Neavill neavill at wayne.edu
Thu Nov 14 17:13:57 EST 2013

The discography of phonograph records was dropped in fall 1954. All of the records listed were 78 rpm discs, so the discography was woefully out of date, cosidering that long-playing records had been introduced in 1948. Burk suggested deleting the list in July 1954, and Saxe Commins indicated that it would be removed in subsequent printings. 


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From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at ModernLib.com>
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Subject: [ModLib] Odd Date on a Burk DJ


Gary Johnson sent in this report on Burk's "Life & Works of Beethoven" :

> 241.1 Burk (with discography)  dj backstyle i (spring 1959 per Neavill, 385 titles, Auden present, Salinger not present)  This does not seem possible, since 241.1 was only printed through 1950, but my 241.1 is in a 1959 jacket.

I'd like to confirm the dates I have in the BookNotes for that title:

First copyright page text:     First Modern Library Edition

First binding style:     8

First inverse DJ number:      316

Dates in print:     1946 - 1950 (discography)
                              1950 - 1970 (no discography)

Scot Kamins
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