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By Stu
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The Dialect of The Huddersfield District

Mar 26 (edited)
2019/3/26 8:47:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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
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
2019/3/26 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
2019/3/26 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
2019/3/26 20:40:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looking great!
Mar 26
2019/3/26 22:39:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:
Looking great!

Yeah, will probably scan for the front. Then will muck with the fonts on the other bits, particularly italic "k", upper "M", numbers, etc. Fairly easy stuff. The only problem is the adverts, and I'm just going to leave that entirely blank at this stage.
Mar 27
2019/3/27 3:30:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Unless I get more info, this is probably it (just wasted another half hour -- will be working late tonight).

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Mar 27
2019/3/27 5:19:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Good enough...

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Mar 27
2019/3/27 5:29:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looks awesome, thank you!
Mar 27
2019/3/27 18:28:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Amazing work Stu!!!
Mar 27
2019/3/27 20:58:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Lokki wrote:
Amazing work Stu!!!

Ta. Looks decent enough for now. Even the blank panel on the back actually looks OK when on the book.

Hopefully at some point I can get photos of the real thing and finish it off...

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