[ModLib] More First Edition Points Needed For Many Titles

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Wed Jul 4 15:08:23 EDT 2007


Yesterday (or so) I published a list of possible items to be added to  
BookNotes. These items were to be used as help in identifying first  
editions. I started to add these to BookNotes today and immediately  
ran into problems. Here's each item and the problem I discovered with  
it. Does anybody have a solution for me?

* DJ back -- useful for post-1963 issues that had no "available  
titles" count at the top of the DJ inverse. But how do we know which  
DJ back appeared on books from 1966, for example, when styles k, l,  
and m were all used?


* Price on DJ flap -- Some DJ flaps don't show prices. Are there any  
firsts that lack the price? Which ones? And what of price- 
transitional years when there was one price in the Spring and another  
in the Fall?


* Presence or absence of back-of-book catalog -- which 1sts did NOT  
have them in the years 1933 - 1967?

* Dating key -- Especially useful for books in the 1963 - 1967 time  
frame, after "available titles" count disappeared from DJ inverses  
and while back-of-book catalogs were still being updated -- but while  
we now know what year nearly every title appeared, we have no  
reliable list indicating whether the book appeared in the Spring or Fall

As I'm fond of saying, I'm willing to spend all kinds of time adding  
 >USEFUL & RELIABLE< material to ModernLib. As your hobby is  
collecting these books, my hobby is collecting & publishing  
INFORMATION about these books. But people have to help me figure out  
how to gather the info, and people have to send me info to publish.

Scot Kamins
"I hate writing; I love having written." --  Dorothy Parker

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