[ModLib] Dust Jacket Date Range Project Begins Again (maybe)

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Mon Jul 2 16:47:36 EDT 2012

Thanks to generous data contributions from Barry Neavill and John  
Wolansky, I've started the Dust Jacket Date Range project on a test  

The first test page is Sherwood Anderson http://www.modernlib.com/authors/aAuthors/andersonJackets.html 
  with two titles and a total of nine DJs.
As before, a single date without any other qualifying text above a  
dust jacket (for example 1923) refers to the printing date of the  
specific physical dust jacket that was scanned for the image. It  
doesn't imply that the jacket image shown is a first printing dust  
jacket, nor that it isn't. First printing DJs are sometimes noted.

Here's the new part: A date range above a dust jacket (for example  
1926 - 1929) refers to the starting and ending years it is believed  
that DJ was in use: The first date is the earliest reported use, the  
second date is the latest reported use.   A question mark in a date  
range represents an intelligent though uncertain extrapolation that  
begs for confirmation.

Here's your part:


If you have a dust jacket in that style that falls outside the listed  
range, please report it!

REMINDER FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME:  ModernLib is a crowd-sourced  
website. Very little of the information came exclusively from my  
personal collection. If you don't look at your books and report what  
you have, that information never gets correlated and posted.

Scot Kamins
This too will pass.

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