[ModLib] Bellamy Jacket Variations

Ron Holl ron at scribblemonger.com
Sat Sep 14 19:05:34 EDT 2013


Thanks Barry.

That data keeps the pattern in tact and provides some endpoints as well.


ron

> My first printing dj (spring 1942, 281 titles) w Broun intro: INTRODUCTION
> BY HEYWOOD BROUN in blue, A MODERN LIBRARY BOOK in yellow.
>
> Fall 1951 printing with Shurter introduction: dj 358 titles, no
> introduction statement on dj, A MODERN LIBRARY BOOK in white.
>
> Barry
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Holl" <ron at scribblemonger.com>
> To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:49:39 PM
> Subject: [ModLib] Bellamy Jacket Variations
>
> 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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