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Book-Jackets of the 1890s

Book-Jackets of the 1890s BOOK-JACKETS OF THE 1890 1890s BOOK-JACKETS OF THE 1890 1890s by G. Thomas Tanselle he adoption of book-jackets by publishers in the English-speaking world has produced what may be the most striking and durable change in the appearance of their books since the introduction of cloth edition-casings in the 1820s.1 For about forty years I have been interested in documenting the growth in the use of book-jackets (and other detachable coverings of books) by publishers and have made notes on every pre-1901 example that came to my attention. I gave an initial report in The Library in 1971, to which I appended a list of 262 pre-1901 examples.2 Thirty-five years later, in volume 56 of Studies in Bibliography, I published a much fuller history of the book-jacket down to the present, surveyed the attention that had been paid to jackets since 1971, reviewed their uses as historical evidence, and offered a list of 380 examples of pre-1891 jackets (superseding my earlier list for the years through 1890).3 Now I am presenting a new list for the decade of the 1890s (1891 through 1900), amounting to 1,156 entries, prefaced by a brief account of recent book-jacket news and a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in Bibliography Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Book-Jackets of the 1890s

Studies in Bibliography , Volume 58

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BOOK-JACKETS OF THE 1890 1890s BOOK-JACKETS OF THE 1890 1890s by G. Thomas Tanselle he adoption of book-jackets by publishers in the English-speaking world has produced what may be the most striking and durable change in the appearance of their books since the introduction of cloth edition-casings in the 1820s.1 For about forty years I have been interested in documenting the growth in the use of book-jackets (and other detachable coverings of books) by publishers and have made notes on every pre-1901 example that came to my attention. I gave an initial report in The Library in 1971, to which I appended a list of 262 pre-1901 examples.2 Thirty-five years later, in volume 56 of Studies in Bibliography, I published a much fuller history of the book-jacket down to the present, surveyed the attention that had been paid to jackets since 1971, reviewed their uses as historical evidence, and offered a list of 380 examples of pre-1891 jackets (superseding my earlier list for the years through 1890).3 Now I am presenting a new list for the decade of the 1890s (1891 through 1900), amounting to 1,156 entries, prefaced by a brief account of recent book-jacket news and a

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