Wilde Confusion

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Thu Mar 27 13:56:57 EST 2003

This was published in fall 1963.  The jacket of my copy has a fall 1963 list
(includes Ellison, Invisible Man but not Malamud, Two Novels); the back
panel of the jacket is Henry's "k".  The binding is Henry's 11, except the
torchbearer at the top of the spine is the torchbearer shown in Henry's
binding 12.  There were an unknown number of printings before THE PICTURE OF
DORIAN GRAY was discontinued in fall 1971.  The last one or two printings
(1969/70) were in the taller format with the Fujita torchbearer on the title
page and the backstrip of the jacket.


----- Original Message -----
From: "j b krygier" <jbkrygie at owu.edu>
To: "ModLib List" <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 1:22 PM
Subject: Wilde Confusion

> Hi Modlib,
> I recently found a copy of 125.3, Wilde's 'The Picture
> of Dorian Gray.'  This is the version without 'De Profundis'
> and with the redesigned DJ (with the stylized purple/black
> image of Wilde on the DJ).
> Henry's Guide lists 1943-70 for this title, but that is
> a typo and is corrected on Scot's pages to 1967-70.
> The copy I have is in binding 11 (1963-67), but the Guide
> says the first of this edition is spine 13 (1967-68).
> The back of my DJ is style 'L' on p. 166 of the Guide,
> which, as the Guide indicates, was used only in 1966,
> suggesting I have a 1966 printing.
> The image of this DJ on Scot's DJ pages indicates a
> date of 1963.
> http://www.dogeared.com/authors/wAuthors/WildeJackets.html
> So - do I have a first of this version of Dorian Gray,
> or were there earlier printings (1963)?  What year and
> spine are correct for the 1st?
> If I have a 1st, were there subsequent printings (the
> Guide indicates only a 1st printing of this title).
> Finally: The Guide suggests that 125.2, 'Dorian Gray'
> with De Profundis' was in print until 1970.  Was this
> dual title in print after 125.3 became available?  Or
> did 125.3 replace 125.2?  Anyone have a copy of 125.2
> in binding 12-14?
> I earnestly await your responses,
> jk

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