[ModLib] 1990's bindings with Movie or TV tie-ins

Gordon Barrick Neavill neavill at wayne.edu
Sat Jul 12 09:53:32 EDT 2014

I don't collect ML's from this period systematically but I do have a number of them.  I have tie-in dj's that aren't on your list for the following titles: 
   Hardy, Return of the Native (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation) 
   Melville, Moby Dick (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation on the USA Network; "Enter the Moby Dick Sweepstakes at www.usanetwork.com") 
   H. G. Wells, Island of Dr. Moreau (motion picture from New Line Cinema) 
   Scott, Ivanhoe (A&E/BBC presentation) 
I  have copies of   Middlemarch in a standard dj of this period  with a picture of George Eliot on the front panel as well as a  dj promoting the  Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation. 

I think the 1940 printing of Eugene O'Neill's "The Long Voyage Home" was the ML's first  tie-in jacket.  Not only did the jacket have cover art created to promote the film and the words 'THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE JOHN FORD MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY WALTER WANGER , but the title was changed from "The Moon of the Caribbees    and Six Other Plays of the Sea" to "The Long Voyage Home [the title of the film]: Seven lays of the Sea."  All future printings were published under the new title. 


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From: "John Peterson" <jpetersonlhi at frontier.com> 
To: "Chris Naylor" <chris.naylor at sbcglobal.net>, "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu> 
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 3:52:07 PM 
Subject: [ModLib] 1990's bindings with Movie or TV tie-ins 

One fun side interest with collecting #17 and G10  MLs is the increased number of titles that are available with TV or Movie Tie-in DJs.  I have 8 of these, including: 
Gulliver’s Travels, Joe Gould’s Secret, Moll Flanders, Possession, Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, Far From the Madding Crowd, Tom Jones, and a 9th, Cider House Rules, with a picture from the movie on the cover, but no mention of the movie.  Anyone know of others? 
John Peterson 


From: Chris Naylor 
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:56 PM 
To: modlib at thuban.owu.edu 
Subject: Re: [ModLib] A question about terms 

In response to Brian, I do collect the style 17 and G10 volumes to an extent - not a completist by any stretch and generally only titles that are interesting to me (unless in good condition and really cheap, which does sometimes happen).  I find the books in the uniform jackets appealing.  Still, there are some great titles in the series - Vidal's Empire series as you noted (there aren't a lot of copies of Burr out there I found).  

I don't care for the more recent editions however - aesthetically I don't find them appealing and the titles seem more scattershot/experimental for my taste.  Just my impression though. 

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