Fwd: ISSUE WITH DUST JACKETS NUMBERS INDICATING AGE OF JACKET ....

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Sun Sep 12 22:53:26 EDT 2004


At 9:03 PM -0400 9/12/04, John Wolansky wrote:
>>
>>Examining both jackets, I noticed that the rear flap and rear of the
>>jacket of the non-first with 284 titles spoke to 299 titles and listed
>>to G61, while the first with 294 titles indicated 292 titles on the
>>back panel and rear flap and listed to G59.  This dates the outside of
>>the non-first jacket to spring 1944, no? To summarize:
>>
>>
>>
>>                         First      Non-first
>>
>>
>>
>>Top inverse        294       284
>>
>>G inverse           G63      G60
>>
>>Back panel        292       299
>>
>>Rear flap           G59      G61
>>

Curiously, my own non-first with a jacket whose inverse lists 299 
titles refers to 303 titles on both the back of DJ & the rear flap. 
Dating to 1944, the copyright page says ""Random House Wartime Book."


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Scot Kamins
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