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By Stu
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The Dialect of The Huddersfield District

Mar 26, 2019 (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 27, 2019
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
2019/3/27 5:19:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Good enough...

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Mar 27, 2019
2019/3/27 5:29:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looks awesome, thank you!
Mar 27, 2019
2019/3/27 18:28:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Amazing work Stu!!!
Mar 27, 2019
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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Mar 28, 2019
2019/3/28 7:43:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Few small changes based on contemporaneous jackets

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Mar 29, 2019
2019/3/29 8:45:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
When you are looking on the title on the spine, do you think the formatting is right? I only ask because on the spine of the book it is written a little bit different...
Mar 29, 2019
2019/3/29 8:56:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It isn't exactly the same, but meh, the entire jacket is just educated guesswork. I'll fine tune it if i get more info.

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Mar 29, 2019
2019/3/29 9:11:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That would probably be a bit closer, but is tricky to match.

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Mar 29, 2019
2019/3/29 9:15:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
With spine change

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