[ModLib] Comments on this please: Aristotle's Politics 228.1

Bill Hornick willthemad at aol.com
Thu Nov 28 13:41:56 EST 2013

It seems quite logical to think that there were occasions when the number of first-edition books printed did not exactly match the number of dust jackets printed.
If additional jackets were needed, the inverse of the jacket could have carried an updated list of titles.  The book itself is still a first edition, first state; if the additional jackets carried a different number of titles, the dust jacket is still a first edition but now a second state.  Books and jackets are separate entities.  A second or later state dust jacket does not change the fact that the book is a first edition, first state.  Many collectors think of second or later state dust jackets as "dust jacket mismatches" but, in reality, they could have been the true original joining of the book and dust jacket.  Mr. Toledano recognized this possibility when he used the rubric that first editions could have dust jacket title totals within three numbers but exact first numbers carried a premium.

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Looks to me like Vincent is right. What do others think? Are there objections?

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From: Vincent Civiletti <vciviletti at verizon.net>

Date: November 27, 2013 5:47:12 PM PST

To: Scot Kamins <kamins at ModernLib.com>

Subject: Aristotle's Politics  228.1

Aristotle's Politics  228.1
First          inverse DJ          number:     291
I        have a First Edition that has a        list that dates it to Spring 1943, but the cover  is from Fall 1942 with 284        titles. Does this        mean that the true First should have 284 DJ?
V.        Civiletti

Scot Kamins
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