[ModLib] Peter Ibbetson 207.1; H. Wolff

Gordon Barrick Neavill neavill at wayne.edu
Sun Jun 17 21:15:31 EDT 2012

All are printed from  plates of the 1919 Harper edition. The content of the novel itself (printed from the Harper plates)  is identical in all printings. The only differences are in reset title pages and ML lists at the end of the volumes. And of course the thickness of paper used in different printings. 


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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. 



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