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

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sun Jan 26 20:29:06 EST 2014


Bill,

How are you dating those?


On Jan 26, 2014, at 5:23 PM, Bill Hornick wrote:

> 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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Scot Kamins
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