[ModLib] Style 8 spine data configuration (T#3.4)
willthemad at aol.com
Thu Feb 13 19:15:55 EST 2014
Here is my list of spine #8 titles printed vertically on the book's spine:
263.1 Augustine: The Confessions of St. Augustine
226.1 Boethius et al.: The Consolation of Philosophy
241.1 Burk: The Life and Works of Beethoven (241.2 probably is, too)
3.2 Cellini: Autobiography of B. Cellini
150.3 Cellini: Autobiography of B. Cellini (number change)
239.1 Fast: The Unvanquished
39.2 Franklin: The Autobiography of B. Franklin
39.3 Franklin: The Autobiography of B. Franklin
96.3 Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams
77.2 Louys: Aphrodite
74.2 Morley: Human Being
190.1 Morley: Parnassus on Wheels
191.3 Nash: Selected Verse of Ogden Nash
237.1 Parker: The Collected Poetry of Dorothy Parker
123.4 Parker: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker
92.3 Saroyan: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
52.2 Schopenhauer: The Philosophy of Schopenhauer
1.4 Shakespeare: The Tragedies of Shakespeare, Vol I
1.5a Shakespeare: The Tragedies of Shakespeare, Vol II
2.5 Shakespeare: The Comedies of Shakespeare, Vol I
2.6a Shakespeare: The Comedies of Shakespeare, Vol II
3.4 Shakespeare: The Histories of Shakespeare, Vol I
3.5a Shakespeare: The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare, Vol II
4.5 Shakespeare: The Comedies of Shakespeare, Vol I (number change)
5.4 Shakespeare: The Comedies of Shakespeare, Vol II (number change)
7.3 Shakespeare: The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare, Vol II (number change; vol I probably also is vertical)
29.2 Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
162.3 Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
105.1 Van Loon: Ancient Man
81.3 Ward: Oracles of Nostradamus
That makes thirty. I may have missed entering some as having vertical titles once I learned that such a configuration did not constitute a separate binding style.
Also there are thirty-six style #8 titles that I do not have; some may have vertical titles (likely Burk 241.2; Shakespeare 2.7, 3.6, 6.6).
From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
Sent: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 4:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Style 8 spine data configuration (T#3.4)
Bill, that's great. We can post them somewhere on modernlib. I think it
is an interesting piece of information.
> I have 28 titles that are vertical on the book's spine in binding #8.
> When I (re-)started collecting, I reinvented Mr. Toledano's numbering
> system for spine types and assigned 8a to style 8s with a vertical
> orientation so it was easy for me to count them. (I have left that
> numbering system in my inventory.) They include Aphrodite, The
> Autobiography of Cellini (150.3), The Unvanquished, The Consolation of
> Philosophy, etc. and the Shakespeare titles. It would take a while to
> list them all but I can do it if you would like.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com>
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> Sent: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 3:21 pm
> Subject: Re: [ModLib] Style 8 spine data configuration (T#3.4)
> Hi David,
> The Shakespeare series is rather unique in the 'sideways' (vertical)
> printing on the spine for a #8 binding, if that is what you are referring
> to. I don't know of any other titles printed in that orientation, but
> there may be. The length can't be the only reason, if it factored in at
> all. Other long words/names were printed horizontally (normal) like:
> Modern Library Dictionary
> The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (and this is a relatively
> thin book)
> Rodgers & Hammerstein
> And I've also seen words hyphenated (like Philosophical).
> It's a good question... can anyone think of another title written sideways
> on a #8 spine?
>> First of all, I certainly do appreciate all of the diverse questions,
>> clarifications, etc. that I receive. Thanks to all.
>> I have a question, and while I am asking it, I feel that the answer is
>> simply that the title fits better perpendicular to the Kent log in the
>> "block", vice in parallel.
>> REF: THE HISTORIES OF SHAKESPEARE, VOLUME ONE, DJ REFLECTS 371
>> OUTSTANDING BOOKS.
>> T#3.4 Style 8
>> All of my other ML's of Style 8, have the Title parallel to the Kent
>> I full well realize that there are so many variables, and of course I am
>> enjoying cataloguing them as I find them, but am just curious - is this
>> configuration one of many,
>> and was formatted according for space or what.
>> Thank very much
>> A ML embryonic but learning fast collector
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