[ModLib] Peter Ibbetson 207.1; H. Wolff

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Sun Jun 17 18:54:29 EDT 2012

And is the content and formatting the same?

On Jun 17, 2012, at 3:50 PM, Murry wrote:

> 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.

Scot Kamins
"Kill them all—God will know his own."  --Arnaud Amaury, head of the  
Cistercian Order, 1209

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