Lost Illusions 1st - is it a giant transitional binding?

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Wed Apr 25 23:34:50 EDT 2001

In a recent e-mail, dbapaper at ix.netcom.com said (in part):

>    I sold a first printing of Lost illusions recently that had a Type G6 
>spine but the "ml" blindstamp (i.e. the letters ml, not the 
>torchbearer logo) on the front cover -- the same combination as the Type 
>12 binding for regular-size Modern Library books 
>(older style torchbearer on spine with "ml" blindstamp on cover). I think 
>this is what Scot means as a "transitional binding."  

YES YES YES! Exactly what I would have said if my words had been flowing 

>    I have a later printing of the title here (they do exist, apparently), 
>which has a Type G7 spine and the "ml" blindstamp that one 
>would expect on a Giant issued in the late 1960s.

Does it have Balzac's picture on teh dust jacket?

>    It appears that for this title did use a combination of spine and 
>blindstamp that's not been noted before.

     `\|||/                     Scot Kamins

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