[ModLib] Identifying False Firsts

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Wed Dec 14 17:19:40 EST 2016


Many thanks, John!  I’ll add these to the table, and I’ll update the BookNotes files for both titles.


> On Dec 13, 2016, at 4:21 PM, John Thorne <leemetford at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Scott and Ron,
> 
> I can add two titles, The Cream of the Jest and Jurgen, both by James Branch Cabell.
> 
> Book Title
> Author
> Toledano
> Number
> True First Indicator(s)
> False slug ever removed?
> Notes
> The Cream of the Jest
> Cabell
> 126.1
> Catalog dated to Fall 1925 (includes Dumas, Camille, but not Anderson, Poor White)
> Yes
> 2nd (?) printing dated to Spring 1927 has 1stnotice; later printings (I’ve identified nine total) do not.
> Jurgen
> Cabell
> 015.2
> Catalog dated to Spring 1934 (includes Caldwell, God’s Little Acre, but not Heyward, Porgy)
> Yes
> 2nd (?) printing dated to Fall 1937 has 1st notice; later printings (I’ve identified four total) do not.
> 
> Regards,
> John Thorne
> 
> From: modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu <mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu> <modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu <mailto:modlib-bounces at thuban.owu.edu>> on behalf of Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com <mailto:kamins at modernlib.com>>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:34 PM
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> Subject: [ModLib] Identifying False Firsts
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> We’ve long known about several titles that have kept their First Edition slugs beyond the initial printings. Most notorious among these are Thurber’s The Thurber Carnival <http://www.modernlib.com/authors/tAuthors/ThurberJackets.html#085.3> and Bememmans’s My War With The United States <http://www.modernlib.com/authors/bAuthors/bemelmansJackets.html#175.2>. Now there’s an article that lists these pesky anomalies along with points that let you separate the false from the real.
> 
> The new article, False Firsts, is here: http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/FalseFirsts.html <http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/FalseFirsts.html>. 
> 
> The list may be incomplete. If you know of other titles that belong here, please let us know <mailto:scot.kamins at icloud.com>.
> 
> As a reminder, the complementary article, Stalking the Unmarked First, is here: http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/hiddenFirsts.html <http://www.modernlib.com/Identifiers/hiddenFirsts.html>
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> 
> Scot and Ron
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