[ModLib] Late 1960s GIant Jackets
ron at scribblemonger.com
Tue Jul 23 16:46:33 EDT 2013
My guess is the James first states Feb or March 1968 (or some other early
month). The other 3 from 1968 (in Gj2) are all Sep.
> My First Edition copy of James/Writings has DJ back style Gj, variation 1.
> My First Edition copy of Thomas/Lincoln also has DJ back style Gj,
> variation 2.
> Good fortune in your data quest.
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> From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
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> Subject: [ModLib] Late 1960s GIant Jackets
> Scot and I have been working on classifying dust jacket variations, and
> ave found additional characteristics of the late 60s and early 70s
> ackets. We all know that regular type ÂnÂ came before regular type
> he ÂoÂ jacket only exists on type 14 bindings which originated in 1969.
> he ÂnÂ jackets started showing up in 1967. Other than dimensions the
> acket backs are very similar, the main difference appears to be the
> lacement of the text block which starts as ÂFOR THE MODERN READERÂ
> ave not documented it anywhere (although the sample images show it), that
> ith few exceptions the ÂnÂ jackets have this block below the ÂmlÂ logo
> hile the ÂoÂ jackets have the block to the right of the ÂmlÂ logo.
> Continuing to the giants, we have observed that the Gj jackets have the
> ext block below the logo, and the Gi jackets have the text to the right.
> theory can be established thus:
> In this regard, Gj is similar to ÂnÂ, Gi is similar to ÂoÂ. Extending
> his to dates of introduction, one could conclude that Gj was introduced
> long with the ÂnÂ jackets, and Gi along with the ÂoÂ jackets. And,
> inally, that Gj preceded Gi in its introduction. To see if empirical
> ata matches this theory, here are what we believe are the first edition
> ackets for late 1960 giants:
> G90.1 Philosophies of Art and Beauty 1966 Gh
> 94.1 Leatherstocking Saga 1966 Gh
> 95.1 World of Opera 1966 Gp
> 97.1 Lost Illusions 1967 Gj1
> 98.1 The Wall 1967 Gj1
> 96.1 Writings (James) 1968 Gj?
> 64.2 Lincoln 1968 Gj2
> 80.2 Basic Writings 1968 Gj2
> 44.2 Second Sex 1968 Gj2
> 99.1 Cotton Kingdom 1969 Gi2
> 100.0 Children of Sanchez 1969 Gi2
> 101.1 English Romantic Poets 1970 Gi2
> 102.1 Between Hume and Mill 1970 Gi2
> The progression and dates line up very nicely between regular and giant
> ackets. The mapping is:
> lÂ <-> Gh (including variations)
> mÂ <-> Gp
> nÂ <-> Gj (including variations)
> oÂ <-> Gi (including variations)
> Another similarity is the n/o/Gj/Gi variations. Like the Âo1Â there is
> robably no ÂGi1Â in existence; those jacket types came out after
> ariation 2 was already in place.
> We also believe it is unusual for a jacket to exist in both the ÂnÂ and
> oÂ states (and even less likely in the Gj and Gi states). Although
> erhaps that is not the case. This is where we could use some help. With
> he aid of the pages shown below, weÂd appreciate accurate reports on any
> j and Gi jackets including variations. There is a concern, due to the
> imilarity between Gj and Gi, that some of our data for these jackets is
> ot accurate. In particular, weÂd like to confirm that Thomas/Lincoln had
> oth a Gj and Gi jacket. We would also like a confirmation on the first
> dition jacket for James/Writings.
> Giant jacket backs:
> Gj and Gi variations:
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