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

Murry candm at wavecable.com
Mon Jul 2 18:13:18 EDT 2012

On 7/2/2012 1:47 PM, Scot Kamins wrote

> Thanks to generous data contributions from Barry Neavill and John 
> Wolansky, I've started the Dust Jacket Date Range project on a test basis.
> 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* <mailto:kamins at modernlib.com>!
> 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.*/
> Scot,
My copy of Winesburg, Ohio has an 8 spine, an i back and a D endpaper, 
and is a pictorial cover, so it looks like it's from 1954-1959, right in 
the middle of the range already listed .

I don't have a copy of Poor White.

I hope this is the info you want.

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