bemelmans;my war with the united states
aa3401 at wayne.edu
Thu Feb 13 10:13:29 EST 2003
Thanks, Pete, is it a thick paper copy?
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> My copy of Bemelmans has the 278-title listing.
> << I believe the printing on thicker paper without a list of titles inside
> jacket is the first. My War with the United States was published in
> 1941, a few months before Pearl Harbor; later printings were made during
> wartime when paper shortages were a continuing problem.
> My War with the United States, like The Thurber Carnival, was printed by
> offset lithography, which accounts for retention of the First statement
> subsequent printings (see my column in MLC 44). If the first printing
> jacket was printed by the same printer (and it looks to me as if it's
> printed by offset lithography) that would explain the lack of a list.
> ML jackets were printed letterpress, and the ML probably only had
> letterpress plates for the seasonal lists of titles inside the jackets.
> If anybody has a Bemelmans with a 278 (fall 1941) list inside the jacket
> please let me know. I'm always delighted to be proved wrong!
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