[ModLib] IML Don Quixote in regular ML Binding

Art Marshall amarshall at berrydunn.com
Sun Aug 16 08:05:51 EDT 2015

Hi John and Chad:

My IML Don Quixote is in the same Spring 1948 DJ (334 titles with Aquinas but no Dickinson), is in green boards with black title field and top stain with blank endpapers (as are my other IML Don Quixote's) and does mention Parkway. Sounds like the same book as originally printed, just with newer plain boards and a regular DJ.


From: modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu [modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu] on behalf of Chad Bernu [skinnygypsy at yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2015 7:32 PM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: Re: [ModLib] IML Don Quixote in regular ML Binding

Hi John,
I have an IML Don Quixote identical to your description. My copy does not have a jacket but, if it is any indication, the boards are green with black title field and top stain.

On Aug 15, 2015, at 4:39 PM, John Peterson <jpetersonlhi at frontier.com<mailto:jpetersonlhi at frontier.com>> wrote:

Today in our public library book stall I found an Illustrated Don Quixote in a Regular #8 binding, a pretty good buy for $2.   In the discussion in March, 2015 about IML titles in regular ML bindings on this list serve, Barry Neavill stated that they are usually bound with dark green Kent endpapers.  The copy I found has blank endpapers, and is evidently from the first batch of 15,000 copies printed in 1946 (verso of the title page mentions Parkway Printing—see the description of the Quixote Illustrated on the ML website on the Don Quixote webpage), not the 1947 printing of 5,000 (no mention of Parkway).  The regular ML dust jacket on my find dates to Spring, 1948.  I’m puzzled by this book being from the first printing: I would think that any leftover copies of this IML would be from the 1947 printing.

In the March 2015 list serve discussion, Art Marshall said that he had an IML Quixote in  a regular ML binding.  I wonder if his has blank endpapers, and is also from the first printing?

John Peterson

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