Another question about the Price Guide

j b krygier jbkrygie at
Thu Nov 14 08:09:05 EST 2002

Ron Thoman wrote:

> This time my question has to do with identifying the date of the dust
> jacket.  The particular item I'm confused about is 160.2.  The number of
> titles on the reverse of the jacket is 405.  If I'm reading the chart on
> page 176 of the Guide correctly, the 405 titles listed would date the
> jacket at 1962.  Yet the design on the back of the jacket ("i") would
> indicate the dates 1954-1959, according to page 165 of the Guide.  Since
> the title was available in spine 8 from 1959-1970 (page 32), then I would
> take "i"  in this case to mean 1959.  But that doesn't fit with the 405
> titles and 1962 date indicated on page 176.

I would suggest that the 405 titles is a more
accurate indicator of the date of this book
than the back of the DJ.  The number of titles
(and which titles are included and not included
in lists) seems to be the most reliable way to
date ML editions.

John K.

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