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The Dialect of The Huddersfield District
By Stu
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The Dialect of The Huddersfield District

Mar 26 (edited)

Given that we don't know what the Dust Jacket actually looked like (other than Perhaps Wayne who has seen one), I'm trying to make something plausible just to protect the spine of the book from UV on the shelf. I can figure out the correct size easily enough (as I know how wide the flaps were from shadowing on the endpapers).

Any suggestions, help, etc. welcomed

[Edit: It looked nothing whatsoever like my first musings, attached here! ]

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Mar 26
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Trotter wrote:
Could you make one for me as well, let me know costs?


Yep. I'm looking to get all the correct addresses for the flap at the mo. May end up stuck for Leipzig, Shanghai and Copenhagen. I can source all the others, probably as they were at the time (definitely from 1936 at any rate). If anyone has any OUP books from the 20s that have the addresses, chiming in would be appreciated.

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Mar 26
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This title, also from 1928, likely has the same flap text. I've asked the seller if he might be able to email me a photo. Also found another 1928 OUP book with jacket that has the same list (also obscured), so hopefully one of them will help out.

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Mar 26
Splendid! Wish I could help, but I do not own a 1920s OUP title with dustjacket...
Mar 26
...here are some pics from Essays and Studies from 1929, hope this helps...
I would also be interested in this dust wrapper, Stu!

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Mar 26
Cannot help, but would love a facsimile copy if you do produce them. Thanks for the effort (and to Ithildin and other for their help as well)!
Mar 26

Stu wrote:
Given that we don't know what the Dust Jacket actually looked like (other than Perhaps Wayne who has seen one), I'm trying to make something plausible just to protect the spine of the book from UV on the shelf. I can figure out the correct size easily enough (as I know how wide the flaps were from shadowing on the endpapers).

Any suggestions, help, etc. welcomed


...and here you have the correct size of both flaps. But I don't suppose that the selling price was the same.
Stu, looking at your suggested spine, I think the text is more likely written in the same manner as on the book spine. Please compare the style on 'Essays' book and dustwrapper. And what's about the back side...?

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Mar 26
As far as I know, there were printed two versions of the book, concerning the front book cover: with and without the gild coat of arms. Would't it be more plausible that the dust wrapper was the same for both variants, but more likely without this decoration? What do you think?
Mar 26
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The dustjacket is described as follows in Hammond's Bibliography (bold added for items missing/differing from Stu's facsimile):

Dust-jacket, grey wove paper. Upper cover printed in dark blue, identical to the title page except without date. Printed in the spine in dark blue: 'DIALECT | OF THE | HUDDERSFIELD | DISTRICT | HAIGH | [publisher's device, an open book and 3 crowns within a cartouche] | OXFORD'. Printed on the lower cover: '[within a single rule frame:] Oxford Books | [advertisement of 5 titles, beginning with Onions, The Oxford Shakespeare Glossary, ending with Ekwall, English River Names] | OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS | [below the frame:] Jan. 1928'. Printed on front flap: 'OXFORD | UNIVERSITY PRESS | [14 addresses, London to Shanghai] | HUMPHREY MILFORD | AMEN HOUSE | E.C. 4 | [price? clipped on only copy seen]


The price noted in the Bibliography, but unknown if on the DJ, was 12s. 6d.

My copy does not have the coat of arms on the title page - instead it has an "about the author" blurb. This agrees with Hammond's description. So I think the coat of arms does not appear on the DJ cover either, based on this.

My blurb says
Author of 'An Analytical History of England'
Twenty-eight years Head of the English & History
Department of the Huddersfield Technical College
now Emeritus Lecturer in English


You only have 13 addresses, Hammond mentions 14.

Also the publisher addresses are noted as on the front flap, not the rear.

Also, I wonder if we can recreate the list of 5 books advertised on the rear cover, based on publishing data from OUP at this time.
Mar 26
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My copy does have the gild coat of arms on the binding, but it is very small and you need a magnifying glass to see the detail, I agree that it was probably not on the dustjacket, as if it was at the same size you still can not easily read it.


Urulókë said
My copy does not have the coat of arms on the title page - instead it has an "about the author" blurb. This agrees with Hammond's description. So I think the coat of arms does not appear on the DJ cover either, based on this.


I think that the coat of arms was on the binding of some copies of the book, not the title page.
Mar 26
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Thanks to everyone for commenting. I hadn't realised Wayne's information in the Bibliography was so comprehensive. With that and the images, this should be a breeze

I've been supplied scans of a 1928 jacket also with the addresses, but slightly different formatting (no uppercase, and italicised), so will go with that, as I have two 1928 examples that appear to be in that format. Educated guesswork.

Urulókë - Paris is the missing address, by the way.

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