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Fri Aug 10 14:31:23 EDT 2007
I think what matters is what the earliest DJ type is known for a title. For example, Ah! Wilderness first edition books can be found in both k and l dj types. The 'k' dj is considered to be the first. Same with Michelangelo. You need the l' dj on the first edition book to truly have a first.
I can't imagine a later dj type being used on the very first first edition; then switching to an earlier dj for later printings.
> What I meant here was this: In a recent project, Ron Holl began
> collecting info on what DJ backs were confirmed to exist for each
> title -- participants in the project (Holl, Kamins, Wolansky,
> Krygier, Peterson) reported what DJ styles appeared on the books in
> their collections. But I don't know if the EARLIEST DJ backs
> correlated to the FIRST DJs for books.
> This is a vital point, of course!
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