[ModLib] Buckram Binding Styles Date Distribution

Lawrence, M.O. "Buck" Buck_Lawrence at hancockbank.com
Wed Aug 29 11:33:36 EDT 2007

Scott, I rechecked my numbering on my Giant Metropolitan Opera Guide.
The binding is in the style you have identified as BG2. The highest
numbered book in the back is #336. (What I had originally stated.)Maybe
they took old printings and placed in newer bindings? Doesn't this
numbering put the pages in the late 1940's?

Additionally, my binding to G85 (The Great Ages of Jewish...) is
different than your two illustrated versions of Giant bindings. While in
the general style of BG1, both of my torchbearers (spine and front) are
the same. They are the runner with back arm up and the thin flame. So,
you might have a newly reported additional binding type.


-----Original Message-----
From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf
Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 11:30 AM
To: For collectors of Modern Library books
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Buckram Binding Styles Date Distribution

Many thanks, Buck!!!

All of the reports I've had of Type B2 have the same date -- Spring  
of 1963!

On Aug 28, 2007, at 7:49 AM, Lawrence, M.O. Buck wrote:

> Scott, I checked my 50 some buckrams last night. I have two type B2
> bindings:
> 		Death Be Not Proud/Gunther: Spring 1963 (G87 Medieval
> Epics highest number)
> 		The Metropolitan Opera Guide/misc.: not sure of date
> (336 The Last of the Wine) Fall 1948? I'll recheck my number tonight.
> Buck Lawrence
> P.S. You can add 9.1 Thus Spake Zarathustra to the 1920's buckrams,  
> as I
> recently acquired one.

Scot Kamins
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