Discover rare collectibles, signed copies, and other special editions as hand-picked by our ThriftBooks Collectibles experts. Here, our Collectibles team is spotlighting editions from The Modern Library, a publisher founded in 1917 with the mission to provide readers affordable yet lovely editions of "The World's Best Books."
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Modern Library editions were distributed to major department-store book departments, such as Macy's, bookstores, and college stores. As the series was stocked by most booksellers in its entirety, the buying public was accustomed to their appearance and looked forward to new titles to add to their collections. Though formats changed over time, Modern Library editions never lost their familiarity and visual appeal.