bemelmans;my war with the united states

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Fri Feb 14 08:03:10 EST 2003

Thanks very much for checking this.  Cerf's edition of Great Modern Short
Stories was actually published in 1943, though the copyright date is 1942
and the first jacket has a fall 1942 list.  It superseded Grant Overton's
anthology with the same title--it's Overton's anthology that the 278 jacket
refers to.  I don't know why the Cerf anthology was delayed ... maybe they
were waiting for the Overton anthology to sell out before distributing the
new one.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Buckingham" <mdbuckingham at>
To: <modlib at>
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: bemelmans;my war with the united states

> OK, I too have a Bemelmans stated first with 278 titles listed inside the
> jacket (250 mentioned outside), book printed on nice heavy stock, BUT I
> notice that Great Modern Short Stories is listed. Toledano says this is a
> 1942 title, which would suggest 278 is NOT a first-issue jacket, unless
> jackets listed upcoming titles, right?
> Matt B.

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