Posted by Frank on July 19, 2009 at 17:26:27 from 126.96.36.199:
In Reply to: Re: "Yellow Jacket" Edition of Martin Conisby's Vengeance posted by Stuart on July 19, 2009 at 09:36:15:
Thank you for helping clarify these points for me. Being here in "the Colonies" we certainly don't see as many Sampson & Low editions as are available in Britain. We do get a steady trickle from Canada mixed in with their (often nearly identical) Ryerson imprints.
I also recently added several Farnol books to my collection including several more Sampson & Low first editions, among them:
The Happy Harvest
John o' the Green
The Lonely Road
The Quest of Youth
The Way Beyond
Winds of Chance
I think the best one of the bunch (in terms of scarcity) may have been the Macmillan edition of "Voices from the Dust". Fortunately, all of them came in their original dustjackets.
[pardon my typing, kitty is tossing his tail (giant feather duster) across my keyboard, perhaps someone desires attention)]
If my numbers are correct, I now have 69 of 85 Farnol books -- that is 33 of 47 UK editions (2 missing jackets), and 36 of 38 US editions. I'm missing A Book for Jane and A New Book for Jane which hopefully I'll find some day. I am also missing both the US & UK editions of Some War Impressions [US: Great Britain at War] and Epics of the Fancy [US: Famous Prize Fights] -- however I'm not too concerned about these since they are non-fiction titles.
Right now, I'd be delighted to track down nice early Sampson & Low (or Ryerson) Brock dustjackets for:
The Broad Highway
Charmian, Lady Vibart
Chronicles of the Imp (book only)
The Loring Mystery
The Money Moon
Peregrine's Progress (book only)
Portrait of a Gentleman in Colours
Sir John Dering
The hunt continues.
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