Last update to this page was: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Above, a few samples: (L to R) TOP: Jungle Girl, The Great Gatsby, Land of Terror
(L to R) BOTTOM: The Golden Apples of The Sun (UK edition), The Case of The Beautiful Beggar, Mosquitoes
A few recent comments about our facsimile dust jackets, none of which were solicited:
|Hi John, It's been awhile. I'm living in AZ now, close to CA, so might look you up sometime. Looking forward to another of your amazing Burroughs jackets!|
|---Best, Bob Hunton (order from ABEbooks.com on April 6, 2008)|
"John, the facsimile dust jackets you created are simply gorgeous. The color, design and replication of the originals all exceeded by expectations, which were already very high based on your your web-based descriptions of your process and our previous conversations. They fit the old editions perfectly. Please known that I have already recommended you to several fellow book dealers and friends."
|---Thank you, Jim Malone (March 31, 2008.)|
Hello John. These dustjackets are just wonderful. Now my first edition of DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON looks like it did when published in 1932!! You are a VERY TALENTED artist. I know I will be buying more of these in the near future. Thank you. ---Dennis
|Absolutely...you can quote me. I also left 5 star feedback for you John. These dustjackets are just gorgeous!! ---Dennis|
|--- collectorsbooksncards (March 28, 2008)|
NOTE: If you need a specific dust jacket and you do not see it listed,
please inquire, we may have it in stock or can make one for you.
Our reproduction dust jackets are from older vintage books only.
Please allow some
time for restoration on some jackets as each is restored from the original
material and printed individually. It can be very time consuming in some cases.
If there is an issue about jacket reproduction, please contact us and we will resolve the issue.
We are a small business and do this service out of pure love for books and the wonderful jacket art we have seen over the
years in the rare book business.
Our jackets are identified as facsimile dust jackets by a
signed label affixed on the reverse
of each jacket. We are now identifying the jackets as being facsimiles by
also printing a notice on the rear flap, tastefully done, as well as my
"JAM" monogram on the rear jacket flap panel near the bottom.
Thank you, John Anthony Miller, fine artist, booklover and bookseller
Please inquire if you do not see the jacket you need.
What we offer. Dust jacket reproductions for your books! Our inventory is in the hundreds. These reproductions take time to do, and quality is of the essence. Each dust jacket is trimmed and enclosed in a Mylar jacket protector, formed and ready to put on your book. DustJackets.com is a subsidiary of Phantom Bookshop in Ventura, California, USA which is owned by John Anthony Miller, fine artist and bookseller in southern California. Both the bookshop and studio are located in Ventura, California. You can read more about us below. All credit cards accepted, checks, MO's. We also accept PayPal, our PayPal ID is firstname.lastname@example.org .
How are these dust jackets made?
are photo-scanned off an original jacket and restored using computerized
techniques and then printed on special paper emulating the original dust
I have dust jacketed books dating from
1875 and this practice of jacketing books is still being carried on to
this day in 2008. Either for protection of the volume or more recently in
the early part of the 20th century, for increasing sales to customers,
were the main reasons for "jacketing" books. Some jackets are
rare, such as those first edition books by Jack London (1876-1916), who
used to say 'Let the books show their own true colors!" -- and
his legions of readers ripped the jackets off the books to show the
gorgeous bindings of the London first editions. I can't blame them, the
books are stunning, but the jackets are very rare!
We have shown only a few of the dust jackets we have restored here. We have many more and will be showing them on this website over a period of time. Meanwhile, if you have a book that needs a dust jacket and it is not shown here...just contact us! We will get back to you as soon as we can!
have seen other companies with some cheaper prices and with a much larger
selection of dust jackets. Why should I pay more buying a jacket from you?
have many hundreds of books in stock with dust jackets, the dust
jackets shown on this website are in stock (unless otherwise noted) and ready to be produced so you
will get a rapid shipment. On other jackets, some may have to be copied
and hand "in-painted" by the artist, and on some occasions
are hand-assembled using 45 degree joining bevels as some jackets are
large (Richard Halliburton book jackets and "Wizard of Oz"
dust jackets are two examples).
The finished product will be even more valuable as it is "hand
done" with the skill of hand of John Anthony Miller, and signed on
the verso. An original work of art? In a technical sense, yes!
If you have
any questions, call us at
805-641-3844. Our e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Shipping is $5.50 per order.
We will add to this site over time. Thank you!- John Anthony Miller at Phantom Bookshop in Ventura, California.
Books with facsimile dust jackets from DustJackets.com. "The Call
of The Wild" 1903 (top)
and "The Grapes of Wrath" 1939 (right)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Below are shown a few reductions of the actual reproduction dust jackets.
Picture quality has been degraded, please note, to discourage copying.
We have most of the Burroughs first edition dust jackets and all of
For the photoplay edition of Dracula by Bram Stoker and starring Bela Lugosi
1931. Shown above is a reduction of the actual reproduction dust jacket.
|Bradbury, Ray. We have most of the first edition dust jackets (and some of the classic UK editions) as well as some of the reprints. Inquire.|
|Erle Stanley Gardner. Most of the first edition jacket reproductions are available. Inquire.|
|Photoplay editions: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1931), Jules Vernes' 20,000 League Under the Seas (1917) and more. Inquire. We may have what you want.|
|First edition jackets: Inquire. We have many of them. Steinbeck, Hemingway, Jack London, Rohmer, Halliburton, Wells, etc. as well as some obscure authors. Inquire. We will not reproduce current fiction jackets.|
|(OZ) L. Frank Baum, Ruth Thompson, Jack Snow, etc. OZ books. We offer Glinda of Oz to Merry Go Round in Oz reproduction jackets. Most are first edition jackets. Inquire.|
|Zane Grey. We have a lot of the first edition jackets, and most of the Grosset & Dunlap jackets. Inquire.|
|Customer comments from Amazon .com where Phantom Bookshop has its major book database.|
|Customer comments from "feedback" on eBay. com over the past years.|
Who we are.
Where are we located.
We are located in the foothills of Southern California along the
seacoast about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. We had an open shop
in downtown Ventura, California for many years but
eventually we decided to operate from
our beautiful home here along the rural foothills of San
Buenaventura, California. We also have a warehouse which contains a
majority of our stock.
What we specialize in. We are an out-of-print and used
bookshop specializing in the unusual. We are in a constant battle with
the big behemoth big chains, who have threatened the survival of many of the small book
businesses. Many of my friends who have owned book
shops are out of business now. Three of my colleagues have
actually died from the stress that these big book chains put on
them-they just could not compete. We have always strived to be unique
and be a cut above the chain store mentality.. We aim for personal service for YOU. We thank you for
visiting Phantom Bookshop! Give us a try!
Our policies. We offer a return policy if you are not
satisfied with a book after 3 days of your receipt. We accept all credit
cards and California residents must add California State Sales tax of
ship all over the world, but not too enthusiastic about shipping to certain
countries such as the Middle East and Serbia. Please be aware that
overseas carriage is always extra! All funds must be in US Dollars. All
our books (except those listed on Amazon.com Marketplace are sent
via Priority Mail.
|Our main inventory is listed on Amazon.com
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