[ModLib] Late 1960s GIant Jackets

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Tue Jul 23 23:02:26 EDT 2013

Hi Bill,

G101.1 was first issued in a Gi variation 2 jacket (no ISBN).  So
unfortunately your jacket is not a first state.  Neither is mine, though. 
In fact I've had two copies of this title and both had an ISBN.  John
Krygier has (or had, perhaps he upgraded) the same problem.

However, Bill DiBenedetto has a copy with no ISBN.  Others I'm sure have
the first state jacket also.  This is kind of like the Fall 1965 first
edition stamped books that came in the both the 'Full Band' 'l' variation,
the true first jacket, and the standard 'l' jacket called l(2) which is
the later jacket.


> Ron,
> I checked all my Giant firsts on your list and there is one anomaly: My
> G101.1, English Romantic Poets, has a DJ back style Gi, variation 3 (with
> an ISBN).  The first-edition statement says February, 1970.
> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Hornick <willthemad at aol.com>
> To: modlib <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:28 pm
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] Late 1960s GIant Jackets
> Ron,
> My copy of Poe in binding G7 has a DJ back style Gi, variation 2.
> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 1:31 pm
> 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 ‘n’ came before regular type
> ‘o’;
> he ‘o’ jacket only exists on type 14 bindings which originated in 1969.
> he ‘n’ 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 “FOR THE MODERN READERÂ
”  We
> ave not documented it anywhere (although the sample images show it), that
> ith few exceptions the ‘n’ jackets have this block below the “ml” logo
> hile the ‘o’ jackets have the block to the right of the “ml” 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 ‘n’, Gi is similar to ‘o’.  Extending
> his to dates of introduction, one could conclude that Gj was introduced
> long with the ‘n’ jackets, and Gi along with the ‘o’ 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 ‘o1’ there is
> robably no ‘Gi1’ 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 ‘n’ 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, weÂ’d 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, weÂ’d 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:
> ttp://modernlib.com/Identifiers/djBacksGiant/backsGiant.html
> Gj and Gi variations:
> ttp://modernlib.com/Identifiers/genreDjBacks/genreDjBacks.html
> hanks,
> on
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