Time Of Man

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Tue Aug 15 19:26:57 EDT 2006

I don't know whether the DISCONTINUED TITLE statement was printed or hand stamped on the jacket.  It's supposed to look like it was hand stamped.  If we had several jackets to compare side-by-side we could see if the statement 
appears in precisely the same position on each.

Even if printed, there's still the expense of re-jacketing each copy to be sold as a remainder, and this would have to be done by hand.  Labor was cheap in the 1930s, but I still find the whole thing puzzling.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:43:49 -0700
>From: Scot Kamins <kamins at ModernLib.com>  
>Subject: Re: Time Of Man  
>To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>On Aug 15, 2006, at 6:25 PM, JOSEPH HILL wrote:
>> "Why deface them with a stamp?"
>> One must think as book dealers did in 1939,not as collectors of the  
>> ML series in 2006. The dust jackets value was to advertise the  
>> series and to be used as a order form,not to be kept as part of the  
>> book.
>Also, I have to think that it was less labor-intensive and therefore  
>cheaper to have a printing press make the impression than to have a  
>laborer do it.
>Scot Kamins
>Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its  
>operating manual.
>                                                      - Terry Pratchett
Gordon B. Neavill
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