Posted by Stuart on November 25, 2008 at 20:55:24 from 188.8.131.52:
In Reply to: Re: Chronicles of The Imp posted by Frank on November 24, 2008 at 17:39:09:
Hi Frank and Pat.
Just back from Petra and Istanbul, so need a bit of Farnoling to restore (in)sanity.
Neither of my first editions of "Chronicles" has a dust jacket, but "Amateur Gentleman" (6/-) and "Honourable Tawnish" (4/-) both do, though they were published earlier, so it is likely that there IS a first edition "Chronicles" jacket - does anyone out there have one? Maybe yours is. The first-edition "Chronicles" has the same picture that you illustrate on your jacket as a (coloured) frontispiece, as well as the black-and-white Blampied illustrations in the text. Similarly in an embossed-cover edition published between 1916 and 1918.
Blampied also illustrated the c1913 de luxe edition of "Money Moon".
I have a dust jacket similar to the one you posted on a "plain" (i.e. single-line border on front cover but nothing else) edition, but its back is missing and the 4/- on the spine is less bold. It also has 4/- printed on the front of the jacket, just by the dangling foot.
I have a complete and rather similar jacket on a library edition, published c1935, which has no price on the front but 3/6 (with a 3/9 paste-over) on the spine. The back of the jacket advertises "LIBRARY EDITION (uniform with this volume) Now 3/6 Net" for titles up to "Charmian, Lady Vibart". The fold-ins are plain.
I hope that adds to the confusion a little.
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