[ModLib] Odd gullivers travel jacket

Matt Jenkins mattjenkins37 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 25 18:04:58 EDT 2016


I compared the jacket to some other #8 bindings from that era that I have and it seems to line up with those. 

 Convinced now it was trimmed down but don't know if it was by the ML or a collector. Probably will never know. 

Matt

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> On Sep 25, 2016, at 5:58 PM, Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com> wrote:
> 
> I don't recall seeing a jacket trimmed to fit a smaller format book, but
> wouldn't be surprised if it happened.  Certainly there are many cases of
> books sheets being trimmed to the binding.
> 
> The fact that this is a 1940 jacket would support the ML trimming it to
> fit the #7 binding.  But, I can also see someone trying to make a jacketed
> flex out of spare parts.  Can you tell if that jacket is a standard #8
> size in other respects?
> 
> 
> ron
> 
> 
> 
>> On Sun, September 25, 2016 1:25 pm, Matt Jenkins wrote:
>> It is hard to tell because of all the chipping at the top but it appears
>> to be trimmed. The dimensions of the book are 6 3/4 by 4 1/2.
>> There is no list of books in the back.
>> 
>> 
>> Do you think someone trimmed this down or was it the publisher that did
>> it? Have you ever seen any other books like this?
>> 
>> 
>> Matt
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> 
>>> On Sep 25, 2016, at 12:49 PM, Ron Holl <ron at scribblemonger.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hi Matt,
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Has that jacket been trimmed on the top?  What are the dimensions of
>>> the book (a #7 binding you say).  Is there is list of titles in the back
>>> of the book?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ron
>>> 
>>>> On Sun, September 25, 2016 11:21 am, Matt Jenkins wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>>> I recently acquired a flex 7 binding of gullivers travels. The jacket
>>>> that is with it is the Text style that lists 271 titles which puts
>>>> it at 1940.
>>>> I didn't think they used this binding that late
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Does anyone know anything about this?
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Here are some pictures of it.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
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