[ModLib] HOPE THIS IS NOT OLD NEWS REGARDING THE TYPE O JACKET ON #14 BINDINGS ...
johnwolansky at verizon.net
Thu Feb 13 15:29:16 EST 2014
. I took a moment to scan my shelved books. Being an accountant, that is
all the time I will afford and I shelve them in numerical order.
These are all firsts, save The Castle where the 1st reportedly has a cover
12 torchbearer on the title page:
#376 to 382; binding 12; all djs have a long flame on dj spine
#383 to 387; binding 13; all djs have a long flame on dj spine
#388 to 396; binding 14; all djs have a short flame on dj spine.
I shelve later djs with the firsts, so I scanned back to number 306 or so
for flame length on the tb in a box in a tall binding. For the 14 binding I
found the following:
#50, Checkov, short flame, blank ep, ISBN
#306 Confucius, long flame, blank ep, dj N with ISBN in binding 13!
#324, Faulkner shorts, long flame, blank ep, ISBN
#325, Livy, short flame, fujita
#327, Counterfeiters, short flame, blank ep, ISBN
#329, Camus, short flame, fujita
#344, Medieval, short flame, fujita
#346, Tolstoy shorts, short flame, fujita
#353, Capote, short flame, fujita
#365, Mann, short flame, , blank ep, ISBN
#388, Castle, short flame, fujita
#388, Castle, short flame, blank ep, ISBN (SCOTT, this is a variation 5,
your notes indicate only a variation 2 exits for style o dj)
What does this all mean? Can it help in dating jackets? Not a clue, but
here are some observations based on my limited sample.
-It looks like the firsts in binding 14 all had a short flame on the dj
spine and all firsts with the torchbearer in a box in bindings 12 and 13 had
a long flame.
-Fujitas without an ISBN in my sample all have a short flame.
-There are ISBN's with both short and long flames
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