Oestreich's Modern Library Collector
Published each October and April since 1981, Alan eMiL Oestreich's eight-page Modern Library Collector was the only regular printed publication for Modern Library collectors. It ceased publication with Issue 55, Spring 2008.
To quote from Issue # 1:
Articles in this charming and useful little newsletter covered all books in the Modern Library series from 1917 to the present including the main and giant series, paperbacks, short-lived miniature series, and the ubiquitous college editions. (Oestreich also included information about the Viking Portable series, comprising about 10% of each issue - the formal name of the newsletter was actually "The Modern Library and Viking Portable Collector" with "Viking Portable" in very small letters.)
Contents varied from issue to issue. But regular features included the following:
In format, the Modern Library Collector was much like a fanzine. Each issue was made up of eight photocopied and stapled pages of historic article fragments, hand-cut-and-pasted new articles written on old Remington typewriters, photographs, tables, and anything else that might interest the Modern Library fanatic:
Obviously a labor of love, this was not a fancy magazine: ruler lines were purposely left in, sometimes the articles didn't line up perfectly, editing marks were visible, and bunches of marginal notes were hand-drawn. This newsletter never met a word processor or layout program - and personally, I wouldn't have it any other way.
The entire collection of back issues (55 in all) is available for $112 including priority mail postage. If that's too much for you, Alan being a reasonable man is willing to accept other offers. He also has lot of "archives" of xeroxed excerpts from Publishers Weekly that he accumulated while working on MLC. 25 pages for $5 while it lasts. e-mail Alan to order or to ask questions.