Two questions

Sat Oct 16 13:28:17 EDT 2004

The top edges of ML books in Blumenthal bindings were 
stained gray or red.  All of my Shakespeares have top edges 
stained in gray, but some were probably stained in red.  The 
ML ceased staining the top edge in spring 1963 when the 
Blumenthal binding was modified.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 11:51:41 EDT
>From: Agcpa at  
>Subject: Two questions  
>To: modlib at
>   I recently bought on ebay a few Shakespeares that
>   have different colors on the edge of the paper.
>   White, slate gray and brownish.  Are the latter two
>   the result of shelf wear or do these colors date
>   them more properly?
>   Thanks.
>   Alan G.
>   P.S.  Scot, bring it back, for us newerbies if
>   nobody else.  If it is a matter of subsidizing the
>   band width bill, I'm sure that there are a lot of us
>   that would contribute, even if updates are less
>   frequent.  ALG.
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
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