DJ Project: Don't expect to find these in reality!!!

BJ White bjwhite at
Sat Nov 23 19:11:36 EST 2002

Thank you for the wise words. Now I feel better about the copy of  Aphrodite
I bought the other day. I do have a question about it though. The book was
published in 1933 but it has the dust jacket shown on the web page as 1941.
Does that mean someone changed dust jackets? Thanks for any help, Bj
----- Original Message -----
From: "scot kamins" <kamins at>
To: <modlib at>
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 1:31 PM
Subject: DJ Project: Don't expect to find these in reality!!!

> Folks,
> It occurs to me that some newer collectors might believe that they should
> expect to find  dust jackets in the condition that they see them in the
> database pages. Such collectors will wait a long time to fulfill their
> expectations!!!
> Nearly every dust jacket submitted for inclusion has been changed -
> from lightly edited to totally reconsructed. Of course, sometimes a dust
> jacket maintains its pristine condtion, and this I don't edit at all - I
> merely change the size to 3.5" tall (width proportionate), change the
> rseolution to 72 DPI, and post it. This is not the common case, however.
> The idea behind the project is to show original dust jacket in an
> state, imitating as much as possible (given my limited tools and even more
> limited graphic editing abilities) the way a book might have looked when
> someone took down a fresh copy in a bookstore the day the book arrived
> the publisher.
> Sometimes I can't fix a dust jacket, so you see it dirty and darker than
> would have been in its pristine state. Other times the dust jacket is
> perfect.
> SO: Do NOT use the dust jackets in the database as a frame of reference
> try to match; rather, treat them as idealized models that may have once
> existed, but are now sadly extinct.
> And can I mix any more metaphors or sound any more pompous?  Oh, wait..I
> know...:
> Intellectuals in the crowd will think of Plato,caves, shadows...
> S c o t   K a m i n s
> --
> P D X ' s   F r i e n d l i e s t   H o m e   B r o k e r
> " I   L i s t e n "
> + 1 ( 5 0 3 ) 9 9 7 - 0 1 9 9

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