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The First Dust Jackets in the Flap-Style on Books Printed in English


According to Mark R. Godburn, the earliest jackets in the flap-style— as opposed to all-enclosing sealed wrapping style on English annuals that are reported on books printed in English— are on a four volume set of The Comprehensive History of England, by Charles MacFarlane and Thomas Thomson, published in London by Blackie & Sons in 1857. "The printing on the jackets (reported by the indefatigable John Carter in 1968) includes the price of the books."

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