Would a list of 1928/29 Transitionals be helpful?

Sharon Biederman sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu
Wed Feb 22 11:21:26 EST 2006

Hi Scot,

     I don't usually keep copies permanently in my collection, but I've
seen transitional bindings on most of the titles that were available in
late 1928/early 1929.  Is the goal to find a copy of each title?  Perhaps
an easier way to get a total is to assume that any book reprinted
in those months had a transitional binding.  They are not uncommon.  


On Tue, 21 Feb 2006, Scot Kamins wrote:

> >
> Folks,
> The other day I received some entries for the Buckrams Extant list  
> from Darrell Johnson (for which I thank him). Attached to that e-mail  
> was the following comment:
> >
> > You Have a short peice on transitional bindings; I think you should  
> > start a similar list list for those.  I Have:
> >
> > Free and other Stories; Theodore Dreiser
> > Sallambo; August Flaubert; First Modern Library Edition 1929
> > Up Stream: Ludwig Lewisohn
> > Death of the God's; Dmitri Merejkoski; 2 copies First Modern  
> > Library Edition (Both)
> > Tristam Shandy; Laurence Sterne
> > An Outline of Abnormal Psychology; Gardner Murphy; First Modern  
> > Library Edition
> What do others think? Is this a good idea - would it help folks for  
> their research/collections?
> If so, what form should the list take? I assume it would be attached  
> to the Transitions page
>   (http://www.dogeared.com/Identifiers/transBind.html)
> or be made a part of the FAQ on the topic
> (http://www.dogeared.com/FAQpages/bindingsFAQ/faqTransitional.html)
> As usual, this would be successful only if people sent me lists of  
> the transitionals in their collections.
> - Scot kamins
> ....................
> "What if this weren't a hypothetical question?"

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