[ModLib] Concurrent Printing of Different Titles with Same ML #

Ron Holl modlib at windstream.net
Sat Apr 4 20:04:07 EDT 2009

The guide indicates #113.1 (Gilbert's Pinafore) ended in 1937.  #113.2 (Pearson's Studies in Murder) took over the number in the Spring of 1938 (1st DJ 257), so the Gilbert end date seems to make sense.

However, a copy of #113.1 (Gilbert's Pinafore) has been found in a dust jacket with 265 titles on the inside, indicating a Spring 1939 printing.  This implies rather strongly that #113.1 DJs were being printed at the same time as #113.2 DJs.  Same number, different titles.  In print at the same time.

I don't recall seeing this before.  Certainly different titles with the same number could well have been on shelves for sale; but this shows concurrent printing of different titles with the same number (at least with respect to the jacket).

By the way, the Gilbert jacket had a Discontinued stamp on it.

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