Wuthering Heights, Jan. 1926

Sharon Biederman sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu
Thu Jun 12 16:00:42 EDT 2003


Barry,

   Great story and a wonderful explanation of the puzzle on Wuthering
Heights.   You indicated that catalogs on other B&L books sometimes
projected books that came out late.  Were any of these so late that
the publication extended into the next year?  The title I had in mind was
Men in War.

                            Sharon 

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> B&L listed projected ML titles on jackets and lists at the end of the books.
> Some of them (like Wuthering Heights) came out late; several never appeared
> at all and constitute "ghost" titles.  Wuthering Heights was originally
> announced for publication in May 1925 but didn't appear until January 1926.
> The delay was Rose Macaulay's fault--she agreed to write the introduction
> and was late submitting it.  Cerf tried to call on her about the
> introduction when he was in England in summer 1925 but was unable to see
> her.  He wrote her in August 1925 when he returned to New York.
> 
> Macaulay's introduction for the ML is a shorter version of her introduction
> to the Traveller's Library edition of the book, published in England early
> in 1926 by Jonathan Cape.  Interestingly, the ML typesetting of the text is
> identical to that of the Traveller's Library edition--Cerf must have worked
> out a deal with Cape to buy a duplicate set of the Traveller's Library
> plates.
> 
> Incidentally, I've never seen a jacketed copy of the first ML printing
> (January 1926) of  Wuthering Heights, which misspells Macaulay's name on the
> title page ("Macauley") a has the First ML Edition statement on the verso.
> If anyone has this, I'd like to date the jacket and confirm that the front
> panel text is the same as the later jackets I've seen.
> 
> Barry
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sharon Biederman" <sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu>
> To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 2:03 PM
> Subject: Re: B&L and early ML jackets for WINESBURG, OHIO
> 
> 
> > Barry,
> >
> >   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
> > title?
> >
> >                                   Sharon
> >
> > 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)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> 
> 





More information about the ModLib mailing list