[ModLib] Gulliver's Travels 100.2 and 100.3

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at frontier.com
Fri Dec 16 07:46:11 EST 2011

The inside flap of my Fall, 1946 copy (100.2) doesn't say specifically who did the introduction, but quotes Van Doren from his intro inside ("No more savage book was ever written..").  The inside flap of my Fall, 1955 copy (100.3) states that Heilman did the intro, but retains the same Van Doren quote.  

My guess is that the printers found some older DJs that they weren't going to just throw away, so they printed the 1954 list on the verso and put them on the books.  More of a "shotgun wedding" than a mismatch.

John Peterson
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Vincent Civiletti 
  To: modlib at thuban.owu.edu 
  Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:35 PM
  Subject: [ModLib] Gulliver's Travels 100.2 and 100.3

        According to the Guide, 100.2 was published from 1931-1950 with an intro by Van Doren and 100.3 from 1950-1958 with an intro by Heilman.

        I have a style 8 book, copyright 1950, with a Heilman intro but the inside front flap of the dust jacket says the intro is by Van Doren. I thought it was a mismatched cover and book but the jacket inverse lists 370 titles which makes it a 1954 publication which belongs on the book with the Heilman intro. 

        What do I have? Are the jacket and book mismatched? Was the 100.2 edition published as late as 1954 in variance to the Guide or did the flap description from the 100.2 edition continue to be used for 4 years into the Heilman edition?

        Vincent Civiletti


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