Reversed title on spine

John jwol at
Fri Jul 29 17:11:11 EDT 2005

Not a spoof, I have the same "backward" dj.  My recollection is that this
was mentioned a few years ago on this site, perhaps by Henry.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-modlib at [mailto:owner-modlib at] On
Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 4:25 PM
To: modlib at
Subject: Re: Reversed title on spine


Oddly enough I don't have a copy of that title in my lirary. (I say  
"oddly" because it's a common title, and my database says I have it.)  
But looking at the rest of my library I can find no spine with the  
text thus reversed.

(You wouldn't be spoofing us on this one would you? See The Great  
April Fools Spoof at: )

On Jul 29, 2005, at 12:10 PM, John Ireland wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been on this list for six months or so, and enjoy all the posts
> and discussions which have been very helpful.  I have only a meager  
> five
> hundred or so ml's compared to 800 or more, but wanted to know  
> something
> about this copy I have of "Reformation Plays".  As it sits on the  
> shelf,
> it looks so odd, because it is the only ml book with the title  
> reversed
> the other way.  Here is a scan:
> Does anyone else have this dustjacket?  Were they all like this?  Is
> this peculiar to this issue?  At the top of the reverse side of the  
> dj,
> it only says, "Which of these outstanding books do you want?" with no
> number.  Does that make this book worth more or worth less?  Can  
> anyone
> shed any light on this?
> Thanks,
> John Ireland
> Northern Illinois University

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