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    Posted 7 years ago

    TamaraB
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    This was a find from an estate sale this past weekend. I liked the cover and the subject. It was printed by the A. L. Burt company. Copyright 1927. When doing research the first edition is from 1927, but all of them were red linen hardbacks with a dust jacket. This one is green, no dust jacket, but a printed, glued on illustration the same as the dust jacket on the red copy. Inside there are some numbers and initials in pencil. So is this a first edition? A much later edition? Do the pencil marks mean anything? I am totally stumped on this and can't seem to find any like it.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I would tend to think this was a reprint. Perhaps one of our bookies will be on shortly.
    2. TamaraB TamaraB, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your thoughts fhrjr2, just found this on the internet, the red ones by Burt are not first editions either......"A. L. Burt. Primarily a reprint publisher, but published the first U.S. edition of P. G. Wodehouse's Man with Two Left Feet (states first edition on the copyright page). For those authors whose first editions have become very high-priced, A. L. Burt reprints in dust jackets closely matching the first editions are sometimes desirable."

      "Many of these Burt reprints are often confused as first editions by collectors who find the early copyright dates without checking for the all-important publisher imprints, and assessing dates of advertisements and publisher address changes."

      It's still a cool book. :-)
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      Yes it is still a cool book. I looked it up in my book of books and online and felt I shouldn't say much. Negative comments, true or not aren't always well received. Value is sometimes best expressed by how you feel about your item rather than in dollars and cents.

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