[ModLib] First printing of Divine Comedy 208.1 with 625 pages

Bill Hornick willthemad at aol.com
Sun Jan 26 20:23:10 EST 2014


Vince,

My copy of 208.1 with 601 pages and 352 titles dates to 1951.
My copy of 208.2 with 625 pages and 367 titles dates to 1953.
That narrows the change to somewhere within that two-year period.

Bill Hornick

-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Barrick Neavill <neavill at wayne.edu>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2014 12:52 pm
Subject: Re: [ModLib] First printing of Divine Comedy 208.1 with 625 pages


The new 625-page typesetting of Dante's Divine Comedy, with genealogical tables 
added at the end and line drawings of Dante on the part-titles for Inferno, 
Purgatorio, Paradisio, and the genealogical tables, was used initially for the 
1944 Illustrated Modern Library printing.  The new plates were first used for 
printings in the regular ML in spring 1945.

Barry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vincent Civiletti" <vciviletti at verizon.net>
To: modlib at thuban.owu.edu
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:31:30 AM
Subject: [ModLib] First printing of Divine Comedy 208.1 with 625 pages

I have a 208.1 ("The Divine Comedy" with no bibliography), 278 titles 
(fall 1941) with 601 pages. I also have a 208.1, 334 titles (fall 1948) 
with 625 pages. I want to find out the earliest printing of 208.1 with 
625 pages or conversely the last 208.1 with 601 pages. If members could 
report their 208.1 copies with number of titles and number of pages we 
might be able to track down the printing when the change was made.

Thanks,

V. Civiletti
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