B&L and early ML jackets for WINESBURG, OHIO
sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu
Thu Jun 12 14:03:15 EDT 2003
My dust jacket has the same text as Pete's and appears to be an
early 1925 printing. It shows the B&L titles from 1925 but none of the
titles that came out after the company changed hands.
But Pete brings up a point that I have been curious about for quite
some time. Wuthering Heights is listed on 1925 B&L dust jackets although
it was not published by B&L. Do you know the history on this particular
On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 DCHOCK7 at aol.com wrote:
> I have a Winesburg B and L jacket that starts "When the Dial Award of $2,000
> to the writer who had done most for literature ..." It is different than the
> jacket on the website. One of the titles listed on the front flap is Bronte's
> Wuthering Heights(listed as number 107, not 106- very strange).
> << Does anyone have Anderson's WINESBURG, OHIO in a Boni & Liveright jacket
> (Dj 1) or early ML jacket (DJ 2 or 3)?
> The only B&L jacket I've seen is on the one on the website and it's too
> small for me to read the front panel text. I transcribe the front panel text in
> my bibliography and need a legible photocopy.
> I've seen clipped front panel text from an early ML jacket (DJ 2 or 3) that
> I've transcribed, but I can't date it without a list of titles. If you have
> this and can safely photocopy the front panel along with the list of titles,
> I'd be very grateful. Otherwise could you just photocopy the front panel, and
> we can figure out the date by email.
> The B&L jacket text on the website and the text from the early ML jacket
> I've seen are different--which is unusual. Anderson complained to Liveright
> about the B&L jacket text in February 1924, and Liveright promised to change it in
> the next printing--so it's possible that a late B&L jacket could have
> different text from the 1923 jacket on the website. If you have a late B&L jacket
> that appears to be different from the 1923 jacket on the website, please let me
> Many thanks,
> Gordon B. Neavill
> Associate Professor
> Library and Information Science Program
> Wayne State University
> 106 Kresge Library
> Detroit MI 48202
> 313-577-0507 (voice); 313-577-7563 (fax)
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