Correction -- Thurber; Cass Timberlane; Newton Amenities

GORDON NEAVILL aa3401 at wayne.edu
Thu Apr 14 15:33:06 EDT 2005


With titles like Thurber that were printed by offset, the 
jacket is the best indication of date.  "First" statements 
were usually retained on all subsequent printings.  Lists of 
titles at the end of the volume generally weren't updated 
either.

Barry 

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 13:51:02 -0500
>From: <modlib at alltel.net>  
>Subject: Re: Correction -- Thurber; Cass Timberlane; Newton 
Amenities  
>To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>
>Relative to Thurber, was the First ML Edition stamp on 
every printing?  In other words, when Barry says "subsequent 
printings", I assume that includes all of them.  My copy, 
which is not a first since it is in a jacket with 383 
titles, does not have any list at the end (neither regular 
nor giant).  So without a jacket there is no way to date the 
book at any time in the lifespan of the title, correct?
>
>
>ron
> 
>
>
>> 
>> From: GORDON NEAVILL <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
>> Date: 2005/04/10 Sun AM 09:15:01 CDT
>> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>> Subject: Correction -- Cass Timberlane; Newton Amenities
>> 
>> As several members of the list have noted, I misspoke in 
>> yesterday's posting.  It's the fall 1957 first printing 
only 
>> that has the red jacket.  The green jacket is used from 
>> spring 1958 on.
>> 
>> Cass Timberlane is further complicated by the fact that 
>> the "First ML" statement appears on the first two 
>> printings.  Even without jackets the printings can be 
>> distinguished by the list of ML Giants at the end of the 
>> volume.  The list in the fall 1957 true first printing 
shows 
>> 80 Giants with G31 being Famous Sciene-Fiction Stories.  
The 
>> list in the spring 1958 second printing shows 81 Giants 
with 
>> G81 being Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor.
>> 
>> As far as I know there was only one ML printing of 
Newton's 
>> Amenities of Book Collecting, probably for 7,000 copies 
(the 
>> printer quoted costs for 5,000 and 7,000 copies, but I'm 
not 
>> certain which the ML went with).  The ML edition was 
>> published in December 1935 and discontinued five years 
later 
>> in December 1940, so it's unlikely there was a second 
>> printing.
>> 
>> However, Amenities of Book Collecting was printed from 
>> offset lithographic plates.  When this type of printing 
was 
>> used the "First ML" statement was almost always retained 
on 
>> subsequent printings -- as it was with Thurber 
Carnival,for 
>> example.
>> 
>> Barry
>> 
>> 
>> Gordon B. Neavill
>> Associate Professor
>> Library and Information Science Program
>> Wayne State University
>> Detroit, MI 48202
>> aa3401 at wayne.edu 
>> 
>
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
aa3401 at wayne.edu 



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