Triumph of Death

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Thu Feb 1 22:48:09 EST 2007


Barry, I have one that exactly fits the description that you give for 
Henry's.  It's a binding #3, and it does have the First Impression statement 
on the verso of the TP.

John P.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon Neavill" <aa3401 at wayne.edu>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: Triumph of Death


> The Triumph of Death was published in 1923 in a first printing of 5,000 
> copies. There were additional B&L printings of 2,000 copies each in April 
> 1924 and January 1925. Sales were brisk: 3354 copies in 1923 and 2284 
> copies in 1924.
>
> My question is: Do any B&L copies NOT have the First Impression statement 
> on the verso of the title page?
>
> My copy (which I believe is a first printing) has binding 2 and is 
> distinguished by the following end matter:
>
> (1) p. [413] pub. note "On the following pages ... a complete list of 
> titles ... including those published during the Fall of Nineteen Hundred 
> and Twenty-one"
>
> (2) pp. [414-415] statement about the ML with text beginning "FIVE years 
> ago ..."
>
> (3) pp. [416-420] 5-page ML list with DAUDET Sapho as the last title on 
> the first page.
>
> It is possible that copies of the first printing are also found in binding 
> 3, since B&L normally didn't bind all copies of a given printing at once 
> but bound copies as needed to fill orders.
>
> When I examined Henry's collection some years ago, his copy of Triumph of 
> Death had the following differences in the end matter: [413] pub. note 
> referring to 1923; [414-415] text beginning "SIX years ago"; and [416-420] 
> 5-page ML list with DAVIDSON, JOHN Poems as the last title on the first 
> page.
>
> Barry
>
> ---- Original message ----
>>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 18:13:26 -0500
>>From: Ron Holl <modlib at alltel.net>
>>Subject: Triumph of Death
>>To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>>
>>Two items on Triumph of Death (112.1).
>>
>>(1) The guide indicates binding #3 is the first; however #2 bindings have 
>>been seen.  One is here:
>>
>>http://home.alltel.net/ronholl/ml/Triumph_of_Death_1st.jpg
>>
>>I believe John W. also has this title in a #2 binding.
>>
>>I have updated the Proposed Guide Updates page, at Amenities (under the 
>>Misc menu item), to indicate this change.
>>
>>
>>(2) The guide provides the following indication for the ID_1St column: 
>>dFI.  This translates (using the key) to date First Impression.  Does 
>>anyone know what is supposed to be in that column, or what this means?
>>
>>
>>thanks,
>>ron
>>
>>
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