In book collecting, condition has two factors: the book itself--i.e., the binding--and the dust jacket
. Books Tell You Why has a nice explanation of the different factors (blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/theimportance-of-condition-in-rarebook-collecting).
The First Edition is a very attractive volume, but in the two copies under consideration, the combination of blue cloth and yellow lettering with a dust jacket
principally in orange and black is not aesthetically pleasing.
The dust jacket
had a little bit of wear and tear but, when you took it off, the book was in mint condition," he revealed.
The people in these pages are as dull and as uninteresting as the dust jacket
is bright and colourful.
It will indeed take some time, as Stephen Greenblatt observes in a remark printed on the dust jacket
, for scholars fully to assimilate Knapp's claims about the theater's ministry to the spiritual problems of Reformation England.
Though the dust jacket
offended us by Hailing it as "the best collection of sports-writing ever," it did carry the promise of something special: a word-for-word transcription of a conversation between the editor (Plimpton) and the great center of Lombardi's Packer team's, Bill Curry.
Here, blares the dust jacket
, is a revered place of pilgrimage in the middle of Lakota Sioux country, portraying four men who, whatever their other achievements, "were deeply involved in the national project of wiping out the American Indian." Here's a grand sculpture created by a man, Borglum, who was "a highranking member of the Ku Klux Klan and a virulent racist." Indeed, here is a "mountain that came into the possession of the United States through the abrogation of an 1868 treaty with the Lakota." Such a background, says Lamer, cannot help but affect Rushmore's message.
NOW that Beatle Monthly has hit the dust jacket
of history after 40 years, news arrives of another new chapter --The British Beatles Fan Club.
On the dust jacket
of Allen Tate's Essays of Four Decades, the poet, critic, novelist, Southern Agrarian rests his elbow on the arm of his wooden chair, holding the cigarette between thumb and forefinger.
Landers Publishing, PO Box 3082, Dural, NSW 2158 Australia, 2002 ISBN 1-876713-05-4 Hard cover with dust jacket
, 300 pp., hundreds of b & w photos and drawings, 2 colour plates, 22 x 29 cm, Price A$99.00, posted to Australian addresses.
Prof Tim Brighouse, asked to review the book in a national education publication, said the best thing about it was the dust jacket
edition, which is oftentimes stated on the inside flap of the dust jacket