[ModLib] Front panels page???

Bill Hornick willthemad at aol.com
Sun Apr 22 08:17:50 EDT 2012


Scot,

Yes, such a website page of front panel/spine types and pertinent information would be a quite useful article for ML collectors.

Busy hands are happy hands.

Bill



-----Original Message-----
From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Sun, Apr 22, 2012 1:28 am
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Front panels page???


Just to be clear:


We ARE talking about the possibility of a new identification-type article that displays the major front panel/spine types, based on the general style of what Henry shows in pages 177-183. It would include a scan of the spine/front panel, the dates that style was in use, and any other pertinent info.


We ARE NOT talking about showing the spine & front panel of each dust jacket on every author's page. ('Cause that ain't happenin'.)


OK, more input please.


Thanks!





On Apr 21, 2012, at 8:05 PM, Brian LeMasters wrote:


Scot,
I ,also, think it is a project worth undertaking.  I find it exhilarating to collect within a time period/era of The Modern Library history.  It puts me there, at that time, in the bookstore buying it brand new off the shelf.  I have referenced this section in the Guide several times to determine the type of Jacket I have and what others might me available that look like the one I have.  I know, not very academic of me.
Brian


On 4/21/2012 9:08 PM, Bill Hornick wrote: 
Dear Scot,
 
In my opinion, a picture of the front panel with spine and accompanying data are useful resources, especially to new collectors.  Anything which helps collectors categorize information is a useful tool.
 
Yes, there is some redundancy in showing whatever cover is chosen for a front-panel website page given the thorough catalogue of dust jacket covers provided on the website.  The same is true for the website's thorough catalogue of dust jacket back panels.  There is, however, one area not as well documented: the dust jacket spines, the first view a browsing collector gets of the book.
 
I believe that a website page for dust jacket spines would also be a useful tool for collectors.  If the website can include the esoterica of matchbooks, spoofs and the like, it should include front panel and spine typologies.  Think of the enjoyment and satisfaction you will derive from such creations.
 
Onward and upward, you can do it!
Bill



-----Original Message-----
From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Sat, Apr 21, 2012 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Front panels page???




On Apr 21, 2012, at 2:55 PM, Brian LeMasters wrote:


Did you find this page?  



I did not. I heard from one other long-time frequent contributor. He doesn't recall seeing the page either -- or even having looked for it. He also said that he hadn't even come cross the pages in The Guide until I mentioned them -- which leads me to question whether we need to create the page at all.


I welcome input on this: Is there a need to show the different front panel types (perhaps including spines)? Would this be helpful to collectors in some way, or would it be redundant?





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