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