Buckram's List info for JB, Henry's numberless spines
j b krygier
jbkrygie at owu.edu
Sun Apr 20 10:12:51 EDT 2003
John Wolansky wrote:
> Looks like I am busted on the G59.1. My buckram giant is G59.2, Wisdom of
> China and India. Extra typing, but probably a good idea to include titles
> along with numbers.
> I saw another giant that I regrettably passed on, a mint G68.1. Thomas
> Paine. I was just starting and it didn't have a dust jacket! It sat for
> $1 in a charity shop for three months. When I decided to buy it and
> returned it was gone. I did not list it with my items because I did not
> own it. It does exist, though.
Kamins has a copy of this giant, and it is on the list. A few
years back, about 6 or 7 buckrams showed up at a local bookstore,
all priced around $7 or $8. I ignored them for a while but
eventually bought them - alas, a giant Marx that was orig. among
the buckrams must have been sold (or it dissappeared into the
teetering piles of books that grace this particular store). In any
case, I added the Marx Giant to the list as I have seen it. I
am happy to add 'seen but not owned' copies to the list if people
let me know about them.
> Regarding stated First Modern Library Editions, I have three:
> 360.1 Felix Krull
> 367.1 Tolstoy's Short Novels VII
> G38.2 Genji
Added a note on the list for each of these; also, 367.1 was not
on your orig. list, so I added it to the list. We now have 142
regular buckrams. In any case, we now know that some buckrams
are FMLED. So are there any titles that have both a FMLED and
non-FMLED in buckram?
> Henry mentioned selling a number of Proust's Captive with numberless
> spines. I have three of those, too.
> 88.5 Faulkner's Light in August
> 164.3 Pensees Provincial Letters
> 263.1 St. Augustine Confesses
Also added as a note to the list.
> In addition to not having a number, they share another attribute I have not
> seen on the other buckrams I have: the title block on the spine does not
> have a contrasting background.
It is nice to learn a bit more about these buckrams...thanks
to Scot for starting the thread.
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