Dostoevksy misseppling on DJ

20 Ants archetype at
Thu Dec 14 18:07:37 EST 2006

Barry and all else,

Thanks, Barry, for the confirmation. Much appreciated.

Thanks to all who responded.

-Michael Watson

At 05:39 PM 12/14/2006, you wrote:

>The first printing of the Crime and Punishment jacket has the 
>misprint (DOSTOYEVKSY) you refer to on the front panel. Dostoyevsky 
>is correctly spelled on the title page and binding spine. My jacket 
>is missing the top inch of so of the spine, but there's just enough 
>of the last three letters to suggest it's misspelled there too. 
>Whoever set the type for the jacket obviously got a little mixed up. 
>The spelling was corrected on later jackets as shown in the 1934 dj 
>on the ML Collecting list.
>Crime and Punishment was published in January 1932, and like most 
>January titles it had a jacket with the previous fall's list 
>(includes Balzac, Droll Stories but not Dreiser, Sister Carrie).
>Thank you for posting this query. I've had this book for years and 
>never noticed the misprint on the jacket!
>---- Original message ----
> >Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:13:51 -0700 (MST)
> >From: "Michael Watson" <archetype at>
> >Subject: Dostoevksy misseppling on DJ
> >To: modlib at
> >
> >All,
> >
> >A non-listmember is corresponding with me and I have a question:
> >
> >199.1 Crime and Punishment, limp covers, 1932, stated ML first, in correct
> >typographical DJ with 200 titles listed.
> >
> >Author's name on DJ is mispeld Dostoevksy instead of Dostoevsky as it was
> >by 1934 at the latest.
> >
> >Does anyone know if this is the first state of the DJ, or what?
> >
> >Thanks in advance. -Michael Watson
>Gordon B. Neavill
>Associate Professor
>Library and Information Science Program
>106 Kresge Library
>Wayne State University
>Detroit, MI 48202
>313-577-0507 (tel); 313-577-7563 (fax)
>aa3401 at

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