[ModLib] PLAYS OF OSCAR WILDE 83.2 QUESTIONS

john peterson jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Fri Sep 21 21:19:12 EDT 2018


John and Ron, 

I have a copy of this title that dates to Spring, 1936 (Gogol:Dead Souls, but no Malraux:Man's Fate).  It has the New Modern Library Edition.  My copy doesn't have a DJ, so I don't have that info.  So the NMLE on the copyright page does seem to be bogus.

John Peterson

On 9/21/18, 10:44 AM, "Ron Holl" <modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu on behalf of ron at scribblemonger.com> wrote:

    Yes, that would appear to be the case. It would be nice to have more data;
    your observation says it was present in 1938, I can confirm it was not
    present in 1946, 1958, nor 1962. So was it removed in the #7 to #8
    transition? Can anyone else give a report from a copy in the 1932 to 1941
    date range?
    
    It seems like the mention of a previously listed copy has no relevance,
    unless I've missed something in regard to it.
    
    
    ron
    
    
    On Fri, September 21, 2018 8:12 am, jwolansky1 at verizon.net wrote:
    > I noted an offered "1st" Modern Library edition of this volume on eBay at
    >  what appears to be a highly inflated opening price of $196.50.  Since I
    > am about to offer a copy on eBay this Sunday, I checked my copy and
    > Scott's
    > site.  The offer refers to "New Modern Library Edition" on the copyright
    > page.  The book notes section on Scott's site indicates this is a first
    > pointer.  My copy dates to fall 1938 based on both the jacket total,
    > jacket detail, and rear of book detail and includes the "New" blurb on the
    >  copyright page.
    >
    >
    >
    > Should this title be included on Scott's site in the False Firsts list
    > since the "New" slug seems to be retained?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
    
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