B&L and early ML jackets for WINESBURG, OHIO

Sharon Biederman 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:

> Barry, 
> 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). 
> Pete 
> << 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 
> know!
>  Many thanks,
>  Barry
>  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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