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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 28
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
2019/3/29 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
2019/3/29 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
2019/3/29 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
2019/3/29 9:15:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
With spine change

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Mar 29
2019/3/29 10:49:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Great job Stu
your talents are never ending
Mar 29
2019/3/29 12:16:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Pretty fine job you've done!!!
Mar 29
2019/3/29 22:27:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

laurel wrote:
Great job Stu
your talents are never ending

Yeah, sadly my talent for getting the RFP that I was supposed to have done this week not so good, so now having to put up with spousal nagging about why I need to work on weekend
Mar 29
2019/3/29 22:35:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That looks fantastic, Stu! You got skillz.
Mar 30
2019/3/30 0:38:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Aelfwine wrote:
That looks fantastic, Stu! You got skillz.

Ta. Fortunately pretty inexpensive software makes it fairly easy. I use Picta Graphic (previously known as AutoDesk Graphic, and before that Indeeo iDraw). That combined with GraphicConverter for the bitmap work is quite a powerful little toolset for $30. Not as good as the Adobe products, but a fraction of the price, and really good for amateur use like mine.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idraw/id404705039?mt=12
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