kamins at dogeared.com
Wed Mar 23 18:19:03 EST 2005
At 3:57 PM -0500 3/23/05, Hal and Angela Whisnant wrote:
I just came acroos a B&L Wilde, Salome with a nice DJ for about 3.00
bucks. It has a 1/4 hole just between, and to the right of the # and
colophon. There is chipping and a few tears around the edges of the
DJ, and a light water stain at the bottom, but other than that it's
in pretty good shape. The leather cover has a few very small, light
spots (probably from mold) but all the gold is still there and very
I started to sell it, but counld not bring myself to push the button.
I have not run across many of these with the DJ in this good a shape.
I'll probably keep it for a while, until my book buying habit has me
overstretched, and I need to get the monkey off my back.
However, I am having trouble with the dating. The colophon is a
running tourch bearer, and sits above the #83 on the DJ. It is on the
front cover of the leather, but not on the spine.There are two lines
at the top of the spine, and one at the bottom, under "Modern
Library." There is no mention of the publisher, though, anywhere in
the book. Just that Wolf was the binder. The bottom of the title page
states: "PUBLISHERS : : :: NEW YORK."
Any help would be of great value, and well appreciated.
If I'm reading your e-mail correctly, sounds like it's not a B&L, but
a Modern Library company published somewhere between 1925 and 1929.
If there's no torchbearer on the front panel of the DJ, it's 1925 or
1926. If there's a small torchbearer at the top of the DJ front
panel, it's probably 1926 to 1928. If it's a larger torchbearer near
the top of the front panel, it's likely to be 1928 or 1929.
Anybody else wanna take a stab?
At $3.00, you done good. :-D
Scot Kamins, FCB-0
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