Strange late 1920's DJ

Scot Kamins kamins at
Mon Nov 27 17:22:08 EST 2006

On Nov 27, 2006, at 2:10 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> This format was used on original printings of Renaissance Romances  
> gift box jackets. I don't know how it got onto the Cyrano!

I find it interesting that Cyrano was a Spring 1929 title in a  
transitional binding with a 150-title dust jacket. So here's a DJ  
with 158 titles but whose titles point to Spring 1928.

Something seems to be amiss someplace!!!

> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:46:04 -0500
>> From: Ron Holl <modlib at>
>> Subject: Strange late 1920's DJ
>> To: <modlib at>
>> I found an unusual dj back on a Cyrano (154.1) with the early dj  
>> front (picture in a box on the front, horizontal text on the  
>> spine, double book number on the spine).
>> The inside of the dj points to Spring 1928 based on the dating  
>> key.  (although I will double check this).  The back indicates 158  
>> titles.
>> An image is available at:
>> Any comments?  Clearly, this needs a dj indicator type enumeration  
>> code.  Scot has found it interesting and does not recall having  
>> seen it before.

- Scot Kamins
The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in  
their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of  
arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection  
of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising.

            -- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558

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