[ModLib] Miller: Tropic of Cancer

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sun Jul 20 16:06:30 EDT 2014


Wow!  Great info, Bill. Thanks!


On Jul 20, 2014, at 12:31 PM, Bill Hornick wrote:

> Scot,
>  
> Most book prices doubled or more in the early and mid-1980s during the Reagan administration's new tax laws that stopped publishers from writing off the value of their unsold inventories.  The only way to guarantee covering already-incurred printing and publication costs was to increase the price of books...greatly.  That legacy remains.
>  
> Bill 
>  
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 1:17 pm
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] Miller: Tropic of Cancer
> 
> I thought that woodcuts were around for only a few years. I'm astounded that 
> there could have been three prices—one of them DOUBLE—in so short a time!
> 
> 
> On Jul 20, 2014, at 10:10 AM, John Peterson wrote:
> 
> > Mine is $8.95, so it evidently rose a little before it rose a lot.
> > 
> > John Peterson
> > 
> > -----Original Message----- From: Ron Holl
> > Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:33 AM
> > To: For collectors of Modern Library books
> > Subject: Re: [ModLib] Miller: Tropic of Cancer
> > 
> > Thanks Barry.
> > 
> > That is quite a price increase:
> > 
> > USA     $15.00
> > Canada  $19.00
> > 
> > I also noticed that the first edition priced woodcut jackets only have a
> > single price, while the later ones have USA and Canada prices indicated.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ron
> > 
> >> My copy has $7.95 printed on the jacket flap.
> >> 
> >> Barry
> >> 
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Ron Holl" <ron at scribblemonger.com>
> >> To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> >> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:46:22 AM
> >> Subject: [ModLib] Miller: Tropic of Cancer
> >> 
> >> Can anyone confirm a $7.95 first jacket price on Miller's Tropic of Cancer
> >> (woodcut)?  Or, provide any jacket price other than $15.00.  My copy has
> >> the first edition slug, but the jacket price is 15 spuds, and that is a
> >> big difference from Henry's stated first jacket price of $7.95.
> >> 
> >> The guide price is consistent with other 1983/1984 first jackets that I
> >> have indicating $7.95.  I suspect this is a much later jacket, and if so I
> >> wonder how much later.
> >> 
> >> Thanks.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> ron
> >> 
> >> 
> > 
> > 
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