[ModLib] Faux Gatsby and ML Ripper

Chad Bernu skinnygypsy at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 8 10:03:24 EST 2015


Somewhere along the line I ran into the website that offers that Gatsby facsimile jacket - they also had a Maltese Falcon jacket copied from a late 30's original. I think they were around $20. 
Chad

> On Nov 8, 2015, at 8:19 AM, John Wolansky <johnwolansky at verizon.net> wrote:
> 
> The add states it is a facsimile jacket.  A nice ML jacket was scanned and sized to the book being offered, or a photo of the ML jacket was somehow printed.  I have seen several facsimile jackets offered on eBay for non-ML books.  In fact, I have a copy of Caveat emptor.
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> John
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> From: modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu] On Behalf Of John Krygier
> Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2015 8:46 AM
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books
> Subject: [ModLib] Faux Gatsby and ML Ripper
>  
> Hi all,
>  
> This auction on eBay just about gave me a heart attack yesterday - I thought I was 
> looking at a fine example of a first ML of Gatsby for a buy-it-now of $60:
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> http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Great-Gatsby-by-F-Scott-Fitzgerald-First-Edition-Thus-Hardcover-/272038881582
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> Not clear if the ML jacket on this facsimile originally came with the reprinted book, 
> or if the bookseller added it. Rather strange combo in any case.
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>  
> Also, you may have noticed that ML poet Francis Thompson (ML 38 “Complete Poems”) 
> is getting attention as a Jack the Ripper suspect:
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> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/05/jack-the-ripper-poet-francis-thompson-named-suspect_n_8477488.html
>  
> Which raises the interesting question: was anyone else published in the Modern 
> Library a criminal (or alleged criminal)? I think I heard that Herman Melville had
> many carriage parking tickets.
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>  
> John K.
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