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Points of View by James Moffett & Kenneth R. McElheny (ed.)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 6th, 2021. Artwork published in
June 1966
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    Mentor / New American Library ME2722, date unknown. Judging from the price ($5.99 vs. 95¢), it’s a much later edition.
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    Mentor / New American Library ME2722, date unknown. Judging from the price ($5.99 vs. 95¢), it’s a much later edition.

    Futura Black in a circle of colorful dots, for the cheerful mid-century modern cover of Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories. While the Mentor Books edition shown above features 16 dots in rainbow colors and Akzidenz-Grotesk on black, the first printing published as Signet Classic in June 1966 has 20 dots of smaller size, in a color scheme that rather resembles disco lights, against a pomp and power background. The secondary type here is in Trade Gothic Extended, the wide style of Jackson Burke’s workhorse gothic, added to the family in 1959. Both Signet Classics and Mentor Books are imprints of New American Library.

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    Signet Classics CQ307, June 1966.
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    Back cover of the Signet Classics edition, with a synposis set in . For some reason, the text features both its single-story and double-story forms for g.
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    Back cover of the Signet Classics edition, with a synposis set in Trade Gothic Extended. For some reason, the text features both its single-story and double-story forms for g.

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