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Collector Page for Rob Perrilleon
Member since 11/2/2005

Location:  Rochester, New York

Collector Since:  2003

Collection Properties


Types of ML Books Collected

Regular, with DJ (125)

Regular, no DJ (67)

Illustrated/Boxed (3)

Illustrated/Acetate (2)


Types of Bindings in Collection



Total Titles in Collection: 197  

 Other Collection Categories and Attributes: DJ Only

Comments on the Collection

I collect regular binding 1-8 only. With dust jackets, except for B&L editions. My collecting goal is to get one copy of each title that appeared in the series up to binding 8 (1963). I don't try to get every variation, just one copy of each title. I don't go out of my way to get firsts, but I do focus on good condition


Collection Images
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Here's the collection. They were in boxes for a while as we moved, it's great to get them all out again.

Top shelf is illustrateds, the few flex & leatherette with jackets. The 2 without jackets are 2/3 of one of the gift sets. Yes, I'm compulsive about putting a brodart on every dj I have.

Leatherettes. A few Baedekers and a Cooper set to fill up empty space. Those will move out as I get more ML's


On the More Personal Side...


Favorite ML Titles

Disliked ML Titles

Sister Carrie

The Dance of Life

Looking Backward

Theory of the Leisure Class

A Bell for Adano



Favorite Dust Jacket: The Cabala (flex jacket - not sure of year)

ML Title Currently Reading: Non-ML book: "Blues" by John Hersey

Last ML Title Read: Appointment in Samarra

Personal Comments

For me, the appeal of the Modern Library goes beyond just great literature. I love what it tells us about the culture & tastes of the period, and as a business person, I love the history of Modern Library Inc. ML also turned me on to Rockwell Kent, whose work I've really come to admire.

Personal Image
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Me and my 2 ML collectors in training.



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