[ModLib] Buckram Bindings
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Sat Aug 11 20:05:57 EDT 2007
Thanks for the image, John.
That puny one is the 'vertical flame', I believe. Besides the flame, the fore leg of the runner is almost vertical. The 'horizontal' flame is much more common, and appears on both #11 and #12 bindings. I have 33 #11's and 8 #12's, and they are all horizontal flames. I thought for sure I had at least one with the vertical flame, but I can't find one now.
That vertical flame torchbearer first showed up (as best as I can tell) on some dust jacket spines in the early 1960's (with #8 bindings). The only one on a regular binding spine that I know of right now is the one referenced by John on the #11 in the guide (pg. 79; the #11 on pg. 28 is horizontal).
My guess is that the vertical flame showed up for a very short period of time on the #11's? (And at least one buckram!)
> Ron Holl wrote: "Brian's images below. Note the #9/10 buckram spine." The
> runner on the Ogden Nash in Brian's first picture looks more like the #12 to
> me. Puny flame instead of long flame. This title didn't come out until
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