One of the things I search for in potential books to add to my collection is an unusual title. Some titles turn into terrible puns such as “I was sniped and lost The Husband Campaign on ebay” or “Good Times never arrived,” 0r “I bought Make-Up.” That last pun has a tendency to baffle anyone who knows my stance on actual make-up. However, some titles are just plain silly, and I’m always looking out for them. One of those titles I just had to find was Short Skirts by Rob Eden.
I had been looking for Short Skirts on and off for more than a year when I finally located a copy. Imagine my surprise when the cover was identical to a book I had purchased more than six months previously! So with the addition of Short Skirts to my collection, I present round three of identical Skrenda dust jacket art: Short Skirts by Rob Eden, published in 1930, and Life Is Like That by Kaye Holden, published in 1933.
Side by side, it is clear which book is in better condition. Oh well. The classic re-used Skrenda girl shines through. So far, all three “rounds” of matching dust jacket have been Skrenda girls, but I do know of a couple of “sets” featuring non-Skrenda cover art. Maybe next time?
On an unrelated note, my full National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest entry is now posted! It’s at the bottom of the post on that subject, attached as a Word Doc.