dust wrapper


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Noun1.dust wrapper - a paper jacket for a book; a jacket on which promotional information is usually printed
jacket - an outer wrapping or casing; "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
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The fine copy of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold came complete with an unclipped dust wrapper.
It is an original manuscript, the author's corrected typescript with original art work, letters and two examples of the dust wrapper.
Salinger's Catcher in the Rye in the dust wrapper was $100 in 1978, $500 in 1986, $7,500 in 2000, and $15,000 or more now; Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was $50 in 1978, $250 in 1986, $7,500 in 2000, and $15,000 or more now.
But the book - the second signed copy to emerge for sale in 40 years - is missing its valuable protective dust wrapper.
The parallel prose translation is claimed in volume I (and on the dust wrapper of volume II) to render the wording of the original poetry closely; but as translations go this is rather free, and often gives imaginative or tentative renderings which would be better suggested in notes, since the unwary may take the translation presented in this way to be uncontroversial or authoritative.
Sadly, these cute snaps have been used to create the boards of the book which cry out for a black linen binding much more in keeping with the subtle photographs on the dust wrapper.