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Sun Feb 19 00:52:50 EST 2006
An interesting note on the Little Leather Library.. The first ones were like Cracker Jack prizes, the books were inserted inside a box of candy; I forget th name of the candy company,Does anyone on this list remember the Cracker Jack Prize? They are very collectable today and bring big bucks...what a crazy people we are!
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From: Scot Kamins
Sent: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 18:36:39 -0800
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Subject: Re: Bonibooks
On Feb 18, 2006, at 6:08 PM, JPetersonlhi at aol.com wrote:
> I'm guessing that this was one of Albert Boni's efforts after
> Little Leather Library and ML. The brochure seems to be targeting
> much the same customers as ML, offering "taste & culture" during
> the depression at half the price of ML. Anyone know about this
> series? Was it successful? Are there collectors who might be
> interested in a brochure such as this?
"Books published with paper covers had appeared before the 1930s. For
instance, in 1929 Charles Boni launched Boni Paper Books, which
offered paperbound books first through a mail-order club and then, as
Bonibooks, through bookstores. The books were beautifully designed,
but the series ended in 1932 because of the Depression. "
Here's a link to a copy of a great "Against the Grain" lurid
Other citations point to Bonibooks dated as late as 1934 or 1935 (but
described as hardbacks).
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