[ModLib] Update: MLCE and O'Neill (was Re: College Editions paperbacks)
willthemad at aol.com
Thu Jan 28 10:16:12 EST 2016
All this information about the MLCEs is greatly appreciated.
From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Thu, Jan 28, 2016 8:30 am
Subject: [ModLib] Update: MLCE and O'Neill (was Re: College Editions paperbacks)
These three plays in T91:
- A Touch of the Poet
- A Moon for the Misbegotten
are NOT available in the three volume set. After hitting send, I realized
the error. So everyone needs to get that T91. It is a 1967 title.
Eugene O'Neill in the Modern Library is covered here:
(Side note: Everyman's Library did not publish any O'Neill plays, that I
am aware of.)
On Thu, January 28, 2016 8:00 am, Ron Holl wrote:
> Hi Jerry,
> You didn't miss the MLCE page, it isn't published yet (as it is not
> complete). The project went dormant about a year ago.
> I've known only one or two collectors that accumulate the MLCE in
> general. They are fairly common, and not considered collectable (except to
> those that may collect them). At some point, I'm not sure when, the
> series was sold to McGraw-Hill. So would an ML collector still acquire an
> published by McGraw-Hill? That is, of course, a personal collector
> The MLCE commenced in 1950, and these were assigned the "T" prefix (there
> are also G, P, and D prefixes in ML). Starting in 1981, the T number
> was dropped; perhaps that is when McGraw-Hill took over. Up until the
> later 1960s the titles issued were the same as were available in the
> regular ML. Then some new titles started showing up, although some 'new'
> ones were just subsets of what was in the regular ML (such as Austen's
> "Pride and
> Prejudice" by itself).
> There were, however, new titles added eventually. So a collector
> desiring all material in the 1917 - 1972 (or 1980 or 1985 or 1990) range
> may need to consider some of the MLCE. For example, T91 (Later Plays of
> O'Neill) contains three plays not otherwise available (in the regular,
> paperback, and giant formats):
> - A Touch of the Poet
> - Hughie
> - A Moon for the Misbegotten
> (*Note: the Plain Brown Wrapper three volume O'Neill set DOES contain
> these, as well as every other O'Neill play in the ML, so having that set
> obviates the need for T91. However, most MLers do not collect the PBWs
> I do collect the MLCE where the material is new, even when the T number
> was gone. I have Utopian Literature, Later Plays, Existentialism, &c. The
> early formats did have unique (small) images on the front, so to me that
> makes them potentially collectable (the later ones were all common format;
> only difference being color and title/author text).
> The arrival of the MLCE did have an impact on the regular ML. Many
> regular titles received updates when that title was released in MLCE (like
> new introductions or an updated bibliography). You will see quite a few
> MLs get new Toledano numbers at that time (like 110.3).
> If you would like to see the work in progress, here are a couple of
> links. There are no MLCE images posted yet.
> On Tue, January 26, 2016 8:01 pm, Jerry Karp wrote:
>> Greetings all,
>> I'm aware this is very much a newcomer's question, but a customer
>> turned in to my bookstore a nice paperback copy of the Divine Comedy for
>> store credit. It is a Modern Library College Edition, with the
>> identifier T 7. I
>> can't find any reference to this paperback College Edition set on our
>> wonderful website. Is it hiding in plain sight right in front of me?
>> Any and all advice appreciated.
>> Greetings from northern California!
>> Jerry Karp
>> Village Books
>> 344 North State Street
>> Ukiah, CA 95482
>> www.villagebooks-ukiah.com www.facebook.com/VillageBooksUkiah
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