Posted by Chris on December 09, 2008 at 18:43:53 from 18.104.22.168:
In Reply to: Re: Chronicles of The Imp posted by Stuart on November 25, 2008 at 20:55:24:
Just to confirm and add to what has been said. The first editions of Broad Highway, Money Moon and Amateur Gentleman were all issued without any illustrations. I was not sure about whether they had been issued with wrappers and was interested to hear that Stuart has one for Amateur Gent. All these three were also issued as matching/uniform Presentation copies a little later and included illustrations by Brock (Broad Highway), Blampied (Money Moon) and Brock again (Amateur Gentleman).
The first edition of Chronicles, 1915, had a colour dust wrapper (VERY rare!), coloured frontispiece and 8 black and white Blampied illustrations. The 4th edition came out later that year with a coloured wrapper (price 3/6). By (at the latest) 1926, reprint copies had internally been downgraded to include only black and white frontispiece and only 6 other b/w illustrations. NB The frontis was a different picture from the coloured one of the 1915 first edition being the one on page 135 of the that edition.
As far as I can tell Blampied did not illustrate any more JF books after Chronicles.
How would we spend our time if these arcane questions didnt keep popping up? I am sure that if all the information held by enthusiasts was collated we could have a complete bibliography with all these details listed so that we could sleep at night!
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