• What does "Originally Published at %price%" on front book-flap, upper-r

    From Bookshesi@21:1/5 to All on Wed Aug 17 16:09:39 2016
    I've come across several books that contain the notice that it was
    "Originally Published" at a given price, placed on the upper-right
    corner of the front flap. No other price is listed. Does this have any significance, like being a BCE?

    E.g., I have John T. Winterich, David A. Randall, A Primer of Book
    Collecting: Third Revised Edition (Bell Publishing 1967). Bell
    Publishing was based in NY, and was a division of Crown Publishers, Inc.
    The rear book flap also states "Bonanza Books" as a division of Crown Publishers, Inc. A diagonal notch in the upper-right states "Originally Published at $5.00." The bottom of the hardcover's spine has the numbers "239124," and "Bell" beneath it. There are no blinding marks on either
    side of the cover. The binding is not striped, but rather appears to be
    glued, which has since detached and the pages are now connected to the
    cover by hanging hinges.


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