Early ML titles in balloon cloth?

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Fri Feb 22 13:55:52 EST 2002

Thanks Sharon!  Unlike the number of titles in headings *inside* the jackets
(which began in fall 1933), I'm hesitant to rely on numbers on back panels
to date jackets.  A fall 1929 list of titles inside the jacket includes
Chaucer, Canterbury Tales but not Hemingway, Sun Also Rises.  If that's what
you have, yours is the same (I think) as Henry's.

Now Dave has two balloon cloth bindings to look for.


----- Original Message -----
From: Sharon Biederman <sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Early ML titles in balloon cloth?

> Barry, Dave et al:
>     I must have missed the original query, but can provide information on
> one of the books.  I own a copy of The House With Green Shutters bound in
> balloon cloth (Toledano spine #5).  The dust jacket refers to 169 titles.
>                  Sharon
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Gordon Neavill wrote:
> > Shortly after Christmas Dave Menkin asked me whether 5 early ML titles
exist in balloon cloth bindings.  I'm just now getting around to responding.
Better late than never!
> >
> > The balloon cloth binding was introduced in January 1929, so titles that
were discontinued before then don't exist in that format.  Two of Dave's 5
titles were discontinued before 1929.  No need to search for these in
balloon cloth!
> >
> > Stevenson, Treasure Island (1917-fall 1928)
> > Stirner, Ego and His Own (1918-fall 1928)
> >
> > Pre-1929 titles that were discontinued in 1929 or later may or may not
exist in balloon cloth, depending largely on whether they were reprinted
after balloon cloth bindings were introduced.  Titles that were reprinted in
1929 or later will exist in balloon cloth.  Note that jackets were sometimes
reprinted independently of books.  You can have a book printed before 1929
in a jacket that dates from 1929 or later; the jacket doesn't mean that the
book necessarily exists in a balloon cloth binding.
> >
> > Here's the information I have on the other three titles:
> >
> > Dunsany, Book of Wonder (1918; discontinued 1929):  The latest printing
I've examined dates from fall 1928.  This title was probably never issued in
a balloon cloth binding.
> >
> > Evolution in Modern Thought (1918; discontinued Dec. 31, 1929):  There
appears to have been a final printing in spring 1929.  Henry Toledano has a
copy in a balloon cloth binding and a spring 1929 jacket (jacket 4 in
Henry's Guide).  It won't be easy to find this in balloon cloth!
> >
> > Brown, House with the Green Shutters (1927; discontinued Dec. 31, 1930):
As far as I know there were only two printings, and I don't know the date of
the second printing.  Henry has a copy in a fall 1929 jacket (also jacket 4)
but I didn't note whether the binding was imitation leather or balloon
cloth.  My guess is that it's imitation leather.  Could Henry check on this
and let us know?
> >
> > Hope this helps!
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > Gordon B. Neavill, Associate Professor,
> > Library & Info. Sci. Program, Wayne State Univ.
> > 106 Kresge Library, Detroit, MI 48202
> > 313-577-0507 (voice) 313-577-7563 (fax)
> > aa3401 at wayne.edu
> >
> >

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