bemelmans;my war with the united states

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Thu Feb 13 10:13:29 EST 2003

Thanks, Pete, is it a thick paper copy?

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> Barry,
> My copy of Bemelmans has the 278-title listing.
> Pete
> << 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!
>  Barry

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