Very Peculiar ML Dust Jacket

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Thu Apr 4 13:28:27 EST 2002


    The Dust Jacket in question was written up and illustrated with a rather poor xerox copy in a 1992 issue of Modern Library Collector (MLC #24, p.4). It was described by Barry Neavill as a "generic jacket" used by Boni & Liveright in 1918 on all titles then in print, 37 Total.
     The DJ xeroxed in MLC #24 is from Evolution in Modern Thought. The original owner of that one tore off the top portion of the spine so the title would display. Perhaps these DJs were a B&L' devise to illustrate the old maxim, "You can't tell a book by its cover."

Amy Comeau

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002 12:18:05 EST HTatML at wrote:

Have not seen this dj either. Could be an experiment by ML, which perhaps was not meant to reach circulation. 

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