[ModLib] Bellamy's Looking Backward, 22.4

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Tue Aug 27 10:27:23 EDT 2013


Chris Brennan noticed an apparent error on 22.4 of Bellamy's Looking
Backward: a 1955 dated jacket (which was several years after the intro
author switch from Broun to Shurter), with the intro author removed from
the front jacket cover, had Broun listed as the intro author on the front
jacket flap.  The book inside the jacket had the Shurter intro, as
expected.

After doing some research it appears that when the jacket changed from
type h(5) to type i Broun was added to the front jacket flap as the intro
author.  Previously, all type h jackets did not mention the intro author
on the front flap.  h(5) and earlier jackets had Broun on the front cover
until 1951; the h(5) was changed to remove Broun from the front cover when
the Shurter intro replaced his in 1951.

Does anyone have a type i jacket without Broun listed as the intro author
on the front flap?  Another interesting point: I've never seen this title
in a binding later than #8 or a jacket later than type i; can anyone
confirm a configuration later than either of these?


ron




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