Do both Olmsted jackets exist?

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Sun Aug 6 20:28:30 EDT 2006

Mine is gray.  The book was published in fall 1969 in a printing of 5,000 
copies and discontinued in 1971/72, so a second printing seems unlikely. 
I'd be interested to know if the jacket in brown exists -- I've never seen 


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 15:49:30 -0700
>From: Scot Kamins <kamins at>  
>Subject: Do both Olmsted jackets exist?  
>To: ML ListServ <modlib at>
>Young upstart johnny-come-lately ML beginner Ron Holl suggests that  
>the Olmsted DJ with the tan background on ModernLib is a scanning  
>error. He had submitted on with a gray background, claiming it to be  
>the One True Olmsted.
>I long ago sold my Olmsted, the source of the original tan scan. Help  
>that whippersnapper in his place: Would others with copies of The  
>Cotton Kingdom please weigh in: What color is the background of your  
>Both images are available here:
>Scot Kamins
>"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price  
>of chains and slavery?" -- Patrick Henry
Gordon B. Neavill
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