[ModLib] Anthology of Light Verse: End Date

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Sun Feb 8 15:22:36 EST 2015


Yep, Scot and I thought that was the date on your copy when we were
looking through your collection last.... ooops, never mind.  (By the way,
that leftover pie was excellent; hopefully you didn't miss the two
slices.)



On Sun, February 8, 2015 3:14 pm, John Peterson wrote:
> Ron, I have the one that think John Wolansky said he had, Fall, 1947: 329
>  titles, Dodsworth, no Acquinas according to the date key.
>
> John Peterson
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Holl
> Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 1:46 PM
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] Anthology of Light Verse: End Date
>
>
> Thanks Barry, that confirms what we are seeing.  I suggest we update
> ModernLib to make the end date for 48.2 1956.
>
>
> Scot, in addition to updating the end date, I think we should put an item
>  in the book note saying the latest this title has been seen.  Bill H and
>  John W both have Spring 1947, however I believe there is a Fall 1947
> Light
> Verse in the John Peterson Modern Library Collection.
>
>
> Also, this title apparently had too many boards made in or around Spring
> 1947 (some were reused on Mrs. Dalloway).  Perhaps they still had enough
> from 1947 to last until 1956.
>
>
> ron
>
>
> On Sun, February 8, 2015 12:17 pm, Gordon Barrick Neavill wrote:
>
>> I date The Anthology of Light Verse as having been in the ML from 1935
>> through spring 1956, based on the fall publication date of Brave New
>> World ., which assumed its ML number (48). However, the latest copy
>> I've
>> actually seen has a fall 1946 jacket. Normally the ML reassigned the
>> numbers of discontinued titles to newly published titles the following
>> publishing season. Kronenberger's anthology is listed through spring
>> 1956
>> in separately published ML catalogs that were made available to
>> bookstores and department store book departments (many of the ML racks
>> that Random House provided to book stores and department stores had
>> pockets for these catalogs). It's also included through spring 1956 in
>> listings of ML books at the end of many ML volumes. It's possible that
>> the ML discontinued The Anthology of Light Verse and forgot to delete
>> it from ML catalogs and lists, but in general I've found these lists to
>> reliable.
>>
>> Barry
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>>
>>
>> From: "Bill Hornick" <willthemad at aol.com>
>> To: modlib at thuban.owu.edu
>> Sent: Sunday, February 8, 2015 10:36:48 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ModLib] Anthology of Light Verse: End Date
>>
>>
>>
>> Ron,
>> My copy of Anthology of Light Verse dates to Spring 1947 per the Dating
>> Guide; the inverse of the jacket has Aristotle, Introduction... but not
>> Lewis, Dodsworth.
>> The DJ back style is h5. (no price, no check my account).
>> Bill
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
>> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
>> Sent: Sun, Feb 8, 2015 10:15 am
>> Subject: [ModLib] Anthology of Light Verse: End Date
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> The Anthology of Light Verse (48.2) is given an end date of 1953 in
>> Henry's guide and was carried forward to ModernLib.  The number 48 was
>> taken over in 1956 by Huxley's Brave New World.
>>
>> Is there any information that would lead to giving an end date for 48.2
>>  before 48.3 was released?  Light Verse shows up in the jacket catalogs
>>  through (and including) Spring 1956.  Fall 1956 has 48.3, with 48.2
>> removed.
>>
>> If there is not, we should consider changing that end date.  The latest
>>  jacket reported for 48.2 is h(4); the h(5) jacket came out in 1947
>> (although old jacket styles were sometimes used for a very long time
>> after they were no longer the 'current' jacket).
>>
>> Any reports of a 1950s list in a 48.2 jacket (or either an h(5) or i
>> type jacket) is appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>> ron
>>
>>
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