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<div>You are correct; the First Edition statement says <EM>February, 1968.</EM></div>
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From: Ron Holl <firstname.lastname@example.org><br>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <email@example.com><br>
Sent: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 4:46 pm<br>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Late 1960s GIant Jackets<br>
<div style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff; MARGIN: 0px; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif; COLOR: #000; FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=AOLMsgPart_0_284720a0-6291-4f20-87d3-5cf5e40ebe85><PRE style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><TT>Hi Bill,
My guess is the James first states Feb or March 1968 (or some other early
month). The other 3 from 1968 (in Gj2) are all Sep.
> My First Edition copy of James/Writings has DJ back style Gj, variation 1.
> My First Edition copy of Thomas/Lincoln also has DJ back style Gj,
> variation 2.
> Good fortune in your data quest.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Holl <<A href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</A>>
> To: For collectors of Modern Library books <<A href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</A>>
> Sent: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 1:31 pm
> Subject: [ModLib] Late 1960s GIant Jackets
> Scot and I have been working on classifying dust jacket variations, and
> ave found additional characteristics of the late 60s and early 70s
> ackets. We all know that regular type ÂnÂ came before regular type
> he ÂoÂ jacket only exists on type 14 bindings which originated in 1969.
> he ÂnÂ jackets started showing up in 1967. Other than dimensions the
> acket backs are very similar, the main difference appears to be the
> lacement of the text block which starts as ÂFOR THE MODERN READERÂ
> ave not documented it anywhere (although the sample images show it), that
> ith few exceptions the ÂnÂ jackets have this block below the ÂmlÂ logo
> hile the ÂoÂ jackets have the block to the right of the ÂmlÂ logo.
> Continuing to the giants, we have observed that the Gj jackets have the
> ext block below the logo, and the Gi jackets have the text to the right.
> theory can be established thus:
> In this regard, Gj is similar to ÂnÂ, Gi is similar to ÂoÂ. Extending
> his to dates of introduction, one could conclude that Gj was introduced
> long with the ÂnÂ jackets, and Gi along with the ÂoÂ jackets. And,
> inally, that Gj preceded Gi in its introduction. To see if empirical
> ata matches this theory, here are what we believe are the first edition
> ackets for late 1960 giants:
> G90.1        Philosophies of Art and Beauty        1966        Gh
> 94.1        Leatherstocking Saga                1966        Gh
> 95.1        World of Opera                        1966        Gp
> 97.1        Lost Illusions                        1967        Gj1
> 98.1        The Wall                        1967        Gj1
> 96.1        Writings (James)                1968        Gj?
> 64.2        Lincoln                                1968        Gj2
> 80.2        Basic Writings                        1968        Gj2
> 44.2        Second Sex                        1968        Gj2
> 99.1        Cotton Kingdom                        1969        Gi2
> 100.0        Children of Sanchez                1969        Gi2
> 101.1        English Romantic Poets                1970        Gi2
> 102.1        Between Hume and Mill                1970        Gi2
> The progression and dates line up very nicely between regular and giant
> ackets. The mapping is:
> lÂ <-> Gh (including variations)
> mÂ <-> Gp
> nÂ <-> Gj (including variations)
> oÂ <-> Gi (including variations)
> Another similarity is the n/o/Gj/Gi variations. Like the Âo1Â there is
> robably no ÂGi1Â in existence; those jacket types came out after
> ariation 2 was already in place.
> We also believe it is unusual for a jacket to exist in both the ÂnÂ and
> oÂ states (and even less likely in the Gj and Gi states). Although
> erhaps that is not the case. This is where we could use some help. With
> he aid of the pages shown below, weÂd appreciate accurate reports on any
> j and Gi jackets including variations. There is a concern, due to the
> imilarity between Gj and Gi, that some of our data for these jackets is
> ot accurate. In particular, weÂd like to confirm that Thomas/Lincoln had
> oth a Gj and Gi jacket. We would also like a confirmation on the first
> dition jacket for James/Writings.
> Giant jacket backs:
> Gj and Gi variations:
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