[ModLib] First Pass At "Quick Guide to Buckram Binding Styles of the 1960's" Is Up!

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Thu Aug 16 20:46:31 EDT 2007

Scot, I have four type B2 buckrams.  3 of them (Captive by Proust, Death be 
Not Proud by Gunther, and Auden, Poetry) have giant catalogues; One, Life of 
Jesus by Renan, has a full catalogue.  All four date to Spring, '63.

John Peterson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at ModernLib.com>
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Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:15 PM
Subject: [ModLib] First Pass At "Quick Guide to Buckram Binding Styles of 
the 1960's" Is Up!

> Folks,
> Inspired by the recent discussions about buckrams, and giving in to  the 
> constant pestering from that Ron Holl character, I've cobbled  together a 
> Web page showing the three (or four, depending) buckram  regular-sized 
> binding styles:
> http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/bindingsBuckram/bindingsBuck.html
> or
> http://tinyurl.com/2cfe83
> (I haven't optimized the large graphics yet, so it might take a bit  of 
> time to load -- I'll fix that soon.)
> The bindings are real, as are the logos; the assertions I make are  just 
> that -- assertions that need to be tested against the larger  community's 
> collections.
> I'm suggesting that Type B2 was only used for a season or two. So I  need 
> folks to check their collections for these Buckram versions of  binding 10 
> spines -- look in the back for catalogs and see if you  find a match for 
> one of these:
> Spring 1963 --  A giant catalog listing Medieval Epics but not  O'Hara, 49 
> Stories or a regular catalog showing Hesse, Steppenwolf  but not Ellison, 
> Invisible Man
> Fall 1963 -- A giant catalog will have O'Hara, 49 Stories but not  Great 
> Classical Myths; a regular one will show Ellison, Invisible Man  but not 
> Malamud, Two Novels for the Fall.
> I list Giants first because my meagre two examples both have giants- only 
> catalogs.
> PLEASE -- your cooperation is essential here!!!
> Thanks,
> Scot Kamins
> ........
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> Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
>                  - Benj. Franklin (perhaps)
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