Question re: Buckram bindings

William Ingles wringles at
Sat Nov 2 23:12:10 EST 2002

Gold colophons on spine and front?

This might be of some interest to you:


colophon (kòl´e-fòn´, -fen) noun
1. An inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about
its publication.
2. A publisher's emblem or trademark placed usually on the title page of a

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Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 9:57 PM
Subject: Question re: Buckram bindings

> I recently bought a buckram edition of Auden's selected poetry (#160), or,
> at least, I think so.  It's similar to the other two or three buckrams I
> have, with heavy cloth covers, gold colophons on spine and front, blank
> endpapers and the buckram reinforcements on the inside, but it is sans
> number and the words "buckram reinforced" on the spine. Is this a mistake
> overrun?  If so, is this a common happening?  Do I assume that this book
> originally had a dust jacket?  It shows no signs of having done time in a
> library.  Thanks for any insight.
> John Peterson
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