End Papers, Lewis Carroll, One more Q

Clare Imholtz muldoone99 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 13:55:16 EDT 2005


Thanks very much. It is all very interesting...

clare

--- GORDON NEAVILL <aa3401 at wayne.edu> wrote:

> No Giant ever had Kent endpapers.  The plates that
> printed the
> Kent endpapers were too small for the Giants format.
>  Kent
> endpapers came in two sizes: the standard balloon
> cloth
> format, then in the larger Blumenthal format. 
> Balloon cloth
> titles like Sister Carrie and Women in Love that
> were larger
> than the standard format have a white border around
> the Kent
> endpapers because the endpaper plates were smaller
> than the
> page size.  When the larger Blumenthal format was
> introduced
> in fall 1940, larger Kent plates hadn't been made
> yet so 1940
>  printings in the larger format had plain white
> endpapers.  By
> spring 1941 larger Kent endpapers were available.
> 
> The statement about Kent endpapers on the verso of
> The
> Complete Works of Lewis Carroll was boilerplate that
> appeared
> on all ML volumes at this period, whether they had
> Kent
> endpapers or not.  Eventually someone noticed the
> incongruity
> and the boilerplate was changed.
> 
> There was a period around 1948-1950 or so when
> Giants had
> endpapers designed especially for the Giants format.
>  I don't
> know who designed these.  Otherwise all Giants had
> plain white
> endpapers except for occasional titles like the
> Twain that had
> pictorial endpapers unique to that volume.
> 
> Barry
> 
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 23:37:05 -0400
> >From: "John" <jwol at fast.net>  
> >Subject: RE: End Papers, Lewis Carroll, One more Q 
> 
> >To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> >
> >I just looked at my copies of To the Lighthouse,
> 217.1 1937,
> and Rome Haul,
> >191.2 1938 and see the same statement you
> reference, which I
> also see on my
> >1941 G28.  Most of the Giants I have from that
> period have
> blank endpapers,
> >and with just a cursory look, I did not see that
> statement on
> any of the
> >other Giants.  My guess is this is just another
> example of
> the weak quality
> >control at ML, the statement was incorrectly
> included in the
> Carroll book,
> >and Kent endpapers were never scheduled for the
> Giants.  They
> are in both of
> >the other books I mention.
> >
> >John Wolansky
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu
> [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu] On
> >Behalf Of Clare Imholtz
> >Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 8:09 PM
> >To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> >Subject: End Papers, Lewis Carroll, One more Q
> >
> >
> > Regarding G28, The Complete Works of Lewis
> Carroll, I
> >have polled a good number of Lewis Carroll
> collectors
> >and have been unable to locate a single copy of G28
> >that DOES have the Rockwell Kent endpapers, which
> are
> >mentioned on the verso of the t.p.
> >
> >If anyone can verify that there are copies with the
> >Kent endpapers, I would be very grateful to learn
> of
> >them.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >clare imholtz
> >
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> 


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