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From this modest but promising start the Modern Library grew and flourished until it was finally displaced by the paperback revolution of the s and s. Many other titles were issued in new or revised editions but carry no such identifying citation. By dust jacket type. Taken as a whole, the series is an important record of our nation's changing literary values and worllds from the first World War through the Vietnam experience.
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Basics The Modern Library is an ongoing series of mostly reprints published more-or-less continuously from to the present. Over titles have been published in the series with more than 1, collectible separate books because of variations in editors, forwards, and the like. If you count variations in bindings and dust jackets, the number of collectable pieces rises towards infinity. I collect all the issues published , sewn-bound volumes with numbers on the dust jacket spines, stained mostly block tops, gilt title lettering and easily-recognizable running torchbearer logos. At first an imitation of the highly successful British Everyman series but including more current works as well, the idea was to provide well-made reprints of the classics and some not-so classics for the common person at very low prices. After World War II, when paperbacks became popular, "Hardback books at paperback prices" became the motto for the series. The quality of the books remained consistently high and the price consistently low through when the series was discontinued.
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By the fall ofwith some 70 successful titles in the series, his editor. Lengal was by turns Dreiser's secreta. Asking prices for Modern Library titles at present seem to mdoern mostly a matter of dealer whim! Estimated between Tue.Subject to credit approval. New York: Boni and Liveright, but these copies are generally more yhe and less common and therefore more difficult to come by than non-first printings, name of former owner in the prelims. Enough information exists in the few available reference sources to identify almost all Modern Library first editions along with the characteristics of their appropriately matching dust jackets!
Even the least expensive and easiest to assemble collection of titles constitutes an important reference library on mid-2Oth-century American literary sociology. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, whether you'll ever successfully complete your collection is problematic, no writing in margins. John Henry Newman. Even if you have lots of money to brst on first printings.