[ModLib] PLAYS OF OSCAR WILDE 83.2 QUESTIONS

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Sat Sep 22 10:16:20 EDT 2018


Hi John,

Thanks for checking in with that report. We'll update the book note and
add this to the false firsts.

Now we just need to find out when it was removed, which was sometime
between 1938 and 1946.



ron

On Fri, September 21, 2018 9:19 pm, john peterson wrote:
> 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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