Odd #7 Binding?

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Sat Nov 26 19:11:21 EST 2005

Thanks Barry.  I'll add your answer to the bindery page on ML Amenities.

I didn't notice a white border on the end papers, but I'll look again.  Henry's guide does mention the Lost Weekend, so I was aware of that one, but not Portrait of a Lady.  Scot, should these be added to the guide update page when found?


> From: GORDON NEAVILL <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
> Date: 2005/11/26 Sat AM 11:43:42 CST
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> Subject: Re: Odd #7 Binding?
> A number of ML titles published before the adoption of the
> Blumenthal format were slightly larger than the standard
> format so that they could be printed from the original
> publisher's plates.  The Kent endpapers in these volumes have
> a white border where the volumes exceed the standard format.
> The Portrait of the Lady was originally published in two
> volumes by Houghton Mifflin in 1881.  The ML printed from
> Houghton Mifflin plates, which saved significant typesetting
> costs.  This accounts both for the slightly taller format and
> the double sequence of pagination (427, 437 pp.)  Taller than
> normal formats were less common after 1940 but were still used
> occasionally.  One example is Charles Jackson's The Lost
> Weekend (1948).
> Barry

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