[ModLib] Peter Ibbetson 207.1; H. Wolff

Murry candm at wavecable.com
Sun Jun 17 18:50:04 EDT 2012


On 6/16/2012 9:11 PM, Gordon Barrick Neavill wrote:
>
> I have 3 copies of Peter Ibbetson. The 1932 first printing is on 
> hard-surfaced paper with a text block that's about 1-1/16" thick. I 
> have a fall 1941 printing (Blumenthal binding) on thicker paper with a 
> text block that's about 1-1/4" thick. And a spring 1946 printing on 
> much thicker paper with a text block that's about 1-1/2" inches 
> thick.  All of these have gatherings (folded printed sheets) of 8 
> leaves (16 pp.) each, at a time when most ML books had gatherings of 
> 16 leaves (32 pp.).  This was probably to make it easier to cope with
> the thick paper.  I've seen (but don't have) a spring 1948 printing 
> which has 4 more leaves (8 pp.) than earlier printings -- 2 of the 
> pages are devoted to a list of Giants, and the last 6 pages are 
> blank.  Since this copy is bound in gatherings of 16 leaves (32 
> pages), my guess is that it's on thinner paper than the other 
> printings -- and is probably, despite the additional pages, the 
> thinnest of the four.
>
> Barry
>
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> *From: *"Scot Kamins" <kamins at modernlib.com>
> *To: *"For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>
> *Sent: *Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:34:56 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [ModLib] Peter Ibbetson  207.1; H. Wolff
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>
> On Jun 16, 2012, at 3:28 PM, Murry wrote:
>
>     I wasn't so much thinking of paper stock as the thickness of the
>     books. placed side by side, it's obvious that they are different.
>     One might think that the thin one is abridged.
>
>
>
> Quite so. I should have been more clear. The kind of paper used makes 
> for thinner or thicker paper and thus thinner or thicker books. I 
> think we're talking about the same thing here. I think you said the 
> page count was the same; I inferred that the pagination hadn't changed 
> and the layout was the same -- that is, page 153 for example in both 
> books begins and ends with the same words. Thus the only difference 
> was the kind of paper used.
>
> I could be wrong. I often am.
>
> Scot Kamins
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Thanks Barry.

I appreciate the information.

Murry

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