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Collector Page for John Wolansky
Member since 3/18/2006

Location:  Allentown, Pennsylvania

Collector Since:  1999

   
Collection Properties

 

Types of ML Books Collected

Regular

Giant, with DJ (378)

Giant, no DJ (2)

P-Numbered Paperback (70)

Buckram (129)

Illustrated/Boxed (24)

Illustrated/Acetate (21)

Illustrated/No Cover (2)

Woodcuts (50)

Other Post 1970 (345)

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Bindings in Collection

#1 - 73

#2 - 70

#3 - 16

#4 - 111

#5 - 69

#6 - 34

#7 - 336

#8 - 945

#9 - 18

#10 - 47

#11 - 138

#12 - 46

#13 - 57

#14 - 93

#15 - 15

#16 - 35

#17 - 127

G1 - 5

G2 - 9

G3 - 41

G4 - 70

G5 - 162

G6 - 37

G7 - 44

G8 - 22

G9 - 25

G10 - 76

Total Titles in Collection: 3016  

 Other Collection Categories and Attributes: Catalogs/Brochures; Collect by Binding

Comments on the Collection

Most numbers are minimums. I have a number of titles in my inventory where the binding is not listed.

 

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On the More Personal Side...

 

Favorite ML Titles

Disliked ML Titles

Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn/Twain

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Married/Strindberg

Soldier's Three (Cockney is tough)

The Moonstone/Collins

Life of Jesus

 

Favorite Dust Jacket: Enjoy the 1930's illustrations

ML Title Currently Reading: Farewell, My Lovely/Chandler

Last ML Title Read: The Moonstone/Collins

Personal Comments

Bought my first ML book as a pre-adolescent in the late 1950's. A horror movie fan, I remember being having bused "down town" and examining copies of Frankenstein and Dracula at one of the three department stores in Allentown. Weighing my allowance in one hand and Dracula in the other, I decided in favor of the book. Read it that summer. In 1999 at the closing of an Encore books, I noticed a few books with a familiar logo. I bought a few, made the connection with my old copy of Dracula, which I still owned, and forty years after my first ML purchase, bought my second and started collecting. I also collect Everyman's Library.

 
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