Zuleika Dobson and errata slips

Amy dbapaper at ix.netcom.com
Tue Apr 17 00:49:26 EDT 2001

Regarding errata,

    My first of Maria Chapdelain is identical to Scot's, with the erratum
slip tipped in at p. 288.
    Another ML with an erratum is the 1967 First ML Edition of The Quiet
American by Graham Greene. Apparently, the copyright notice did not identify
the original publisher, who must have demanded the correction. It reads:
"First Published in England by William Heinemann, Ltd./ Distributed in
Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto." I've seen the slip
twice, both times on yellow paper laid in at the Copyright Page.
    Getting back to Zuleika Dobson, neither of my copies have the slip. I
assume it's possible that it was released this way and then, after Mr.
Hackett protested, with the erratum tipped in. Does anyone know if the
copies with erratum tipped in are first or second state?

Amy Comeau

Scot Kamins wrote:

> In a recent e-mail, jbkrygie at cc.owu.edu said (in part):
> >
> >I have a first of Hemon's <Maria Chapdelaine> (DJ lists
> >225 titles) with an errata note between the last two pages (!?)
> >of the book which reads "This book has been printed from
> >the plates of the Modern Readers' Series" (I think this was
> >Macmillan's entry in the low-cost hard-cover reprint series).
> My First has the same note, also tipped in (page 288).
> >
> >I am wondering if this note is only in the 1st, or if it shows up
> >in later editions (including the binding 8, hard-cover edition).
> >I would assume that the omission was fixed in later printings.
> The note does NOT appear in my copy the Blumenthal issue, evidently
> printed in 1946.
> Copyrights for 1921 and 1924 in the name of The MacMillan Company appear
> in both printings.
> The pagination for both printings is the same.
> >A more general question: Is a book worth less if the errata
> >note is removed?  I am assuming that such notes occur more
> >often in 1st or early editions.
> The book IS worth less if ANYTHING is missing, more so if the note is a
> 1st edition point.
> Scot Kamins
> Collecting The Modern Library 1917-1970
> (because fanaticism is not limited to politics, religion, or economics)
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