Unusual Paper on Candide # 47
John M. Wolansky
jwol at fast.net
Sun Jan 12 13:56:08 EST 2003
Below, I posted some of the exchanges from last May regarding this type of dust jacket. I believe they are called linen. In addition to those listed below, I also have G49.1, Twain's Huck and Tom. Both my first from 1940 and a reprint from 1948 have the linen paper, so it looks like they were used a number of years.
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From: Agcpa at aol.com
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 1:40 PM
Subject: Unusual Paper on Candide # 47
I've come across a copy of Candide by Voltaire (1945 jacket, per Kamins, with 316 titles) that has unusual dust jacket paper.
the paper is almost plastic like (much heavier, say than a Faust with 316 titles, do I correctly assume they were printed around the same time?) and seems to have been "pressed" with a slightly irregular criss-cross pattern.
From May 2002******************************************************************
I have linen jackets for #26, The Complete Angler in both 1946 and 1949;
#110, David Copperfield in 1949; #89, Green Mansions in 1940. Since I see
so few of them, I expected they were produced for just a year or three, so I
was surprised when I just now looked and saw them in use in both 1940 and
1949. I like them as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: Darrell Johnson <zebra318 at earthlink.net>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: Dust Jacket Paper
> I think they are called linen jackets. I have three of them: Memoirs of
> Casanova, Candide and Crime and Punishment.
> I have never seen anyone point it out in a sale or auction, so I guess its
> not very collectible. Although, I like these jackets better.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Thoman" <rgthoman at earthlink.net>
> To: "ModLiblistserv" <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 9:23 AM
> Subject: Dust Jacket Paper
> > I just bought a copy of 165.1 (c. 1947) binding 8 with Galdone dust
> > I notice that the dust jacket paper is different from what I have seen
> > before. It seems to be a bit heavier than normal and is textured rather
> > than smooth. If there is a technical term for this paper, I don't know
> > what it is, but it is cross-hatched with tiny furrows (bad description,
> > that's all that comes to me now.)
> > I don't recall seeing a discussion of dust jacket papers on the listserv
> > before. Is this type of paper above unusual? As I say, I haven't seen
> > before on any of my books - at least I didn't notice if I did and this
> > jumped out at me.
> > Any general information or history of dust jacket paper types used over
> > years?
> > Ron Thoman
> > rgthoman at earthlink.net
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