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

Amy dbapaper at ix.netcom.com
Wed Apr 25 23:59:22 EDT 2001

The Dust Jacket for the later printing of Lost Illusions is identical to the
First Edition, with the drawing of Balzac on the front panel.


Scot Kamins wrote:

> 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
> correctly.
> >    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.
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