[ModLib] DOES ANYONE HAVE A COPY OF PAINTED BIRD, #015, WITHOUT ....
zebradlj at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 6 04:53:05 EST 2011
I agree with Scot.
A simple remark that could be cut and pasted to the relevant first notes: "Although most copies of this edition of this title have ISBN's on the jacket, the true first DOES NOT have an ISBN on the jacket."
From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ModLib] DOES ANYONE HAVE A COPY OF PAINTED BIRD, #015, WITHOUT ....
On Nov 5, 2011, at 7:37 PM, Ron Holl wrote:
> Go here:
> And you will find this:
> You can use this information to help in dating dust jackets and to
> determine later first editions (those without reliably complete title
> lists on the DJ inverse):
> With the single exception of 160.3 Auden's Selected Poetry (Second
> Edition), any jacket with an ISBN is not a first. So if you have a
> book with a genre variety 3, 4, or 5 DJ, it's not a first.
> All other first edition titles published with type 14 bindings likely
> had o2 dust jackets.
> I don't think it can be much clearer than "with the single exception".
No, that's pretty clear all right. :-)
The challenge is that, when you're looking at -- say -- 394.1 Camus Notebooks, 1942-1951, and you're wondering if your copy with the ISBN on the DJ is the correct first, you wouldn't think to look in the section on Genre Dust Jacket Backs of the Late Classical Period for the answer. The question becomes how to make the answer more accessible.
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