Two questions

Scot Kamins kamins at
Sat Oct 16 14:04:50 EDT 2004

Checking my Shakespeares, all are top-stained either light grey or 
very dark grey/black.

At 1:28 PM -0400 10/16/04, GORDON NEAVILL wrote:
>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.

Scot Kamins
Portland Oregon

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