Sharon Biederman sbiederm at
Mon Dec 2 13:54:59 EST 2002


    Check out the explanation of transitional bindings on, which should answer your questions.   If the bottom of
the spine looks like a #4, but is made from balloon cloth, you have the
correct first.  These hybrids were succeeded by the regular balloon cloth
style in 1929.  Barry Neavill can probably supply the exact month.


On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, Scott Conove wrote:

>     I recently acquired a copy of Salammbo (Flaubert).  The DJ lists "150" titles and the book states "First Modern Library Edition, 1929."  The interesting thing about this copy is that the binding is balloon cloth, which Henry's guide calls for, but the endpapers, cover logo, and spine logo's are all consistent with spine type 4.  Can anyone out there help explain this?
>     -Scott Conove

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