Scott Conove rscconove at
Tue Dec 3 14:34:12 EST 2002

So is this book considered to have type 4 spn or type 5 spn?  Why doesn't
this sort of spine have its own type?
    -Scott Conove
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon Biederman" <sbiederm at>
To: <modlib at>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Salammbo

> Scott,
>     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.
>                           Sharon
> 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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