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Mar 26, 2019 (edited)
2019/3/26 17:46:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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, 2019 (edited)
2019/3/26 18:14:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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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Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 18:47:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Stu,

Have you contacted the Oxford University Press to see if they have an original copy with the dustjacket?

onlinequeries.uk@oup.com

No harm in trying?
Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 18:58:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
Stu,

Have you contacted the Oxford University Press to see if they have an original copy with the dustjacket?

onlinequeries.uk@oup.com

No harm in trying?

Not a bad plan. Will get a first draft of this version out (as as easy enough to do) and then do so.
Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 19:28:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Will be more like this rough layout then, I think

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Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 19:46:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Stu, how are you creating these? Using scans only or are you typesetting some of it?
Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 19:47:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Stu, how are you creating these? Using scans only or are you typesetting some of it?

Typesetting all of it. Scanning is too much of a faff to clean up (and I'd inevitably end up with mixed fonts for the bits I couldn't scan). Cleaner to have it all consistent.
Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 20:05:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's all I have time to do this morning. Need to do some actual work..

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Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 20:12:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Another thought was whether the copies at the British Library have jackets. That's something else for me to chase, probably.

Moved addresses to front-flap, per Hammond and the other 1928 examples (later books moved that to the rear, which is why I had it there).

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Mar 26, 2019
2019/3/26 20:40:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looking great!
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