bemelmans;my war with the united states

Matthew Buckingham mdbuckingham at
Fri Feb 14 11:58:20 EST 2003

Thanks, Barry. I didn't think to check the full listing after searching the
"ML Listed by Date of First Publication" section. So I guess we don't have a
definitive answer whether the blank jacket or the 278 jacket is the first
issue? Is there some other title in the 278 list that would give it away as
a later printing? (My jacket gives all the 1941 titles.) Matt B.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon Neavill" <aa3401 at>
To: <modlib at>
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: bemelmans;my war with the united states

> 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  It superseded Grant Overton's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
> 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.
> Barry
> ----- 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
> > jacket (250 mentioned outside), book printed on nice heavy stock, BUT I
> > notice that Great Modern Short Stories is listed. Toledano says this is
> > 1942 title, which would suggest 278 is NOT a first-issue jacket, unless
> > jackets listed upcoming titles, right?
> >
> > Matt B.

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