Posted by Stuart on June 11, 2007 at 21:58:56 from 126.96.36.199:
In Reply to: Re: NBFJ Register posted by Ian E-N on June 11, 2007 at 21:00:17:
Thanks for the clarification, Ian. I quoted "Doth's copy" from Gerry's recent note on the Forum and (wrongly) assumed it to be an original. But it raises the question: of which original is it a copy? Did/does the Hackney Library have their own copy, or had they borrowed it from elsewhere - possibly from the British Library?
Next time I visit the BL I will request "A Book for Jane" and see if it has returned to their shelves. A while ago I tried to see their copy of "Oubliette" (one of several Farnol short stories of which they have Copyright editions), but, after several attempts to retrieve it, they admitted that it had gone missing, so such things may not be all that uncommon. I have to confess that I was sorely tempted to do a runner with their NBFJ, but my patience/probity/cowardice was eventually rewarded when I (legitimately!) got hold of Peter Skiggs' copy. He worked at the Stationery Office and was an expert binder, so it is housed in a custom-made box and in excellent condition.
So now we are back to 14 copies. Any advance or retreat from that number?
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