[ModLib] Bellamy Jacket Variations

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sat Sep 14 18:41:10 EDT 2013


I just added the variations to the Bellamy page. You can see them here:

http://www.modernlib.com/authors/bAuthors/bellamyJackets.html

On Sep 14, 2013, at 2:49 PM, "Ron Holl" <ron at scribblemonger.com> wrote:

> I've noticed that both of the Bellamy (Looking Backward, 22.3/22.4)
> jackets (one with the intro statement on the front, the other without) had
> the "A Modern Library Book" statement printed in both white and yellow. 
> The original jackets on modernlib displayed yellow for the first one (with
> the intro statement) and white for the second.
> 
> Scot and I are attempting to learn whether the coloring was random for
> each jacket, or if it transitioned for both.  With the latter case, we'd
> then like to determine the date ranges.  If ML collectors with this title
> in their collection could report in, we'd appreciate it.
> 
> From what we have so far, it appears that it was not random and the
> sequence is:  Intro, Yellow -> Intro White -> No Intro White -> No Intro
> Yellow.  Here is our data (Jacket Style, # Titles, Date):
> 
> Intro, Yellow:
> h(4), unknown, unknown
> unknown, 344, Fall 1949
> 
> Intro, White:
> h(5), unknown, unknown
> 
> No Intro, White:
> h(5), 362, Fall 1952
> i, 370, Spring 1954
> 
> No Intro, Yellow:
> i, 374, Fall 1955
> i, 388, unknown
> unknown, 408, Spring 1962
> 
> With the data above you can see the progression but we'd like a little
> more data before making a conclusion.  And to get accurate date ranges
> we'll need observations from right around the transition periods.
> 
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> ron
> 
> 
> 
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