Confirmed DJ Backs for Each Giant Title

As well as being a collecting focus in itself, DJ backs can be useful in identifying the date of the book it covers. The following table identifies actual jacket back styles confirmed to exist for each title in the giant series. (Click here for a table of reported regular jackets.) A dot in a cell below a letter identifies a title covered in that jacket style as reported by a collector. If a row is shaded in blue, it is extremely likely that all jackets in existence for that title have been reported. Click a jacket style letter to see an example of that style and to read its parameters.

The table shows just the major styles. To see if variations exist (for example Gb3 or Gh4), go to the Jacket & Binding Subtype Finder page and follow the directions there.

Obviously, this is an ongoing project that requires input from lots of folks—like you, for instance! If you have a title in a DJ back style not dotted here, please let us know so we can add it to the table.

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [L] [M]
[N] [O] [P] [R] [S] [T] [U] [W]
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
101 Years EntertainmentMisc   
      
49 StoriesO'Hara      
    
A
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Abraham Lincoln: BiographyThomas         
American TragedyDreiser    
      
Anna KareninaTolstoy 
 
  
   
Anthology of Famous American StoriesMisc    
  
   
Anthology of Famous British StoriesMisc   
      
Anthology of Famous English and American PoetryMisc   
  
   
B
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Basic WritingsFreud 
  
   
Basic WritingsNietzsche         
Best Known NovelsEliot 
  
   
Between Hume and MillMisc          
Brothers KaramazovDostoyevsky  
 
    
 
Bulfinch's MythologyBulfinch 
  
 
 
C
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
CapitalMarx 
 
  
   
Children of SanchezLewis          
City of GodAugustine   
      
Collected Tales and PlaysGogol          
Coming Struggle For PowerStrachey 
         
Complete NovelsAusten 
 
  
   
Complete Novels/Selected TalesHawthorne 
 
  
   
Complete Plays of Gilbert & SullivanGilbert etc. 
  
   
Complete Poems of Keats & ShelleyKeats etc.
  
   
Complete Poetry and Selected ProseDonne & Blake   
      
Complete Tales and PoemsPoe  
     
Complete WorksHomer 
  
   
Complete WorksRabelais   
  
   
Complete Works and LettersLamb 
  
      
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Complete Works of Lewis CarrollCarroll 
 
 
   
Conquest of Mexico and Conquest of PeruPrescott 
  
   
Cotton KingdomOlmsted          
D
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume 1)Gibbon 
    
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume 2)Gibbon 
    
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume 3)Gibbon   
    
Decline of the WestSpengler      
    
Doctor ZhivagoPasternak     
   
Don QuixoteCervantes 
 
  
   
E
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Eleven PlaysIbsen 
 
  
   
Encyclopedia of Modern American HumorMisc    
      
English Philosophers from Bacon to MillMisc 
  
   
English Romantic PoetsBewley          
EssaysMontaigne 
       
European Philosophers from Descartes to NietzscheMisc    
      
F
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Famous Science Fiction StoriesMisc    
  
   
Faulkner ReaderFaulkner    
  
   
Flowering of New EnglandBrooks  
       
Forty Days of Musa DaghWerfel 
 
       
French RevolutionCarlyle 
 
  
   
G
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish PeopleMisc     
 
   
Great Classical MythsMisc      
   
Great Tales of Terror and the SupernaturalMisc   
     
 
Great Voices of the ReformationMisc   
      
Guide to Great Orchestral MusicSpaeth   
  
   
H
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
History of GreeceBury 
 
  
   
History of the Great American FortunesMyers 
  
   
I
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
IdiotDostoyevsky   
  
   
Intelligence in the Modern WorldDewey 
  
   
J
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Jean ChristopheRolland 
 
      
L
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Leatherstocking SagaCooper       
   
Leaves of GrassWhitman 
 
  
   
Les MiserablesHugo
 
  
   
Life and WritingsLincoln  
 
  
   
Life of Samuel Johnson L.L.D.Boswell
      
Look Homeward, AngelWolfe 
 
      
Lost Illusions 1Balzac         
 
M
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Man's HopeMalraux  
       
MediciYoung 
         
Medieval EpicsMisc     
 
   
Metropolitan Opera GuideMisc 
 
      
Mind/Faith of Justice HolmesHolmes   
  
   
Moby DickMelville   
      
Moonstone/Woman in WhiteCollins 
  
   
N
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
New Anthology of Modern PoetryMisc 
 
  
   
Nine PlaysO'Neill  
    
 
O
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
On WarClausewitz   
       
Origin of the Species/Descent of ManDarwin 
  
   
P
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
ParodiesMisc       
   
Philosophies of Art and BeautyMisc      
   
PhilosophyNietzsche 
      
Plutarch's LivesPlutarch 
  
 
 
Poems & PlaysBrowning 
  
   
Poems and PlaysTennyson 
   
   
Poems, Prose and PlaysPushkin   
  
   
R
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Renaissance in Italy Vol ISymonds 
         
Renaissance in Italy Vol IISymonds 
         
S
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Second SexDe Beauvoir         
 
Selected PoetrySpenser      
   
Selected Works/Citizen PaineFast/Paine   
  
   
Selected WritingsDe Quincey   
       
Selected WritingsMelville   
  
   
Selected WritingsStevenson   
  
   
Shock of RecognitionMisc     
     
Short StoriesHemingway   
       
Short StoriesJames H.   
  
   
Sixteen Famous American PlaysMisc  
      
Sixteen Famous British PlaysMisc   
  
   
Sixteen Famous European PlaysMisc   
      
Stoic & Epicurean PhilosophersMisc    
  
   
Stories of Three DecadesMann     
     
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Story of American LiteratureLewisohn 
 
       
Studs LoniganFarrell 
 
    
 
Subtreasury of American HumorMisc   
      
T
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
Tale of GenjiMurasaki     
 
   
Tales of Grimm and AndersenGrimm etc.   
      
Thirty Famous One-Act PlaysMisc   
  
   
Three Famous Murder NovelsMisc   
  
   
Three NovelsScott 
 
      
Tom JonesFielding 
       
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry FinnTwain 
      
Tristam Shandy and A Sentimental JourneySterne  
       
Twelve Famous Plays of the Restoration and Eighteenth CenturyMisc 
 
  
  
U
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
U.S.A.Dos Passos 
 
      
UlyssesJoyce  
  
 
 
W
 Ga 
 Gb 
 Gc 
 Gd 
 Ge 
 Gf 
 Gg 
 Gh 
 Gp 
 Gj 
 Gi 
WallHersey         
 
Wandering JewSue  
  
   
War and PeaceTolstoy
 
    
 
Wealth of NationsSmith 
 
    
Wisdom of CatholicismMisc   
  
   
Wisdom of China and IndiaMisc   
  
   
Wisdom of IsraelMisc    
  
   
World of OperaBrockway        
  
WritingsJames W.         
 
Totals
4
50
32
82
80
6
8
60
1
18
13