[ModLib] Question for the Experts

John Wolansky johnwolansky at verizon.net
Wed Jun 4 13:25:51 EDT 2014


My copy has the same pointers as your copy with the 12 spine.  The colors on
my copy are crisp and not faded and spine and front are clearly different,
as you described.



John

 

From: modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu]
On Behalf Of Gordon Barrick Neavill
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 9:00 AM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Question for the Experts

 

I have two copies of The Works of Plato with the Fujita dj with the front
panel in brown with lettering in green and black. The first has spine 12 and
Kent endpapers in tan, with a late version of the Kent torchbearer with a
short flame on the title page. The second has spine 13, plain white
endpapers, and a title page with the Fujita torchbearer enclosed in a frame.

Both of my jackets have spine panels in light greenish blue with the Fujita
torchbearer (long flame trailing over the runner's head).

I've always wondered if the color of the spine panels was original or the
result of fading.  One is more bluish green than greenish blue.  Does anyone
have a jacket with the spine panel in the strong green of the front panel of
the dj or the brown of the front panel?

Barry

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From: "DAVID FARRAGUT ROHDE" <davidfrohde at hughes.net>
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <ModLib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:29:57 PM
Subject: [ModLib] Question for the Experts

Once again, I would like to that you all for helping collectors identify
issues that we have.

 

I am hoping that after I enumerate what I have, the answer will become
obvious as to what exactly it is that I have.

 

THE WORKS OF PLATO - Selected and Edited by Irwin Edman  (HT No. 181.1)

 

          The Binding:  12, with ml blind stamped on cover

          The End-papers:  D  (Henry's notation:  Kent end-papers for
bindings 6,6,7,8,9,10,11  11.  Don't know if the 2nd "11" is an error or
should be "12"

 

          

          Henry cites that end-papers for Binding 12 are Fujita.

 

          Am I missing something?  For it seems that the end-papers for my
edition should be Fujita, vice Kent.

 

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 

And of course if I am missing something, please let me know and I will
document it so that I don't ask the same question again.

 

The Best to you all

 

David

 

David Farragut Rohde


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