Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Export Publishing Bibliography Part III

Here are two more entries from my bibliography of early Canadain paperback publisher Export Publishing. These are two of the 28 books Export published for the US market. But first some comments on bibliography.

A descriptive bibliography includes the following techniques: (a) transcription of the title page, (b) collation of the book, (c) details of the book’s contents, (d) list of states, (e) binding information and (f) other information about the book.

Capital letters designate editions, numbers following the letter designate impressions (printings) and lowercase letters designate states. An edition is defined as all copies resulting from a single job of typographical composition such as plates. An impression is all copies of an edition printed at the same time and a state is a variation in an impression, either of the text block or the wrappers. 

6A Sin For Your Supper

A1.
SIN | For Your | SUPPER | by | MILTON DOUGLAS | [ornament: company logo] | A NEWS STAND LIBRARY POCKET EDITION

Collation: pp. [1-4] 5-160; 180 x 111 mm.

Contents: p. [1] This Book In Brief…; [2] FIRST PRINTING | NEWS STAND LIBRARY POCKET EDITION | JUNE, 1949 | Printed and Bound in Canada | Export Publishing Enterprises Limited | TORONTO LONDON NEW YORK; [3] title [4] blank; 5-160 text.

Binding: Perfect. Inside covers illustration – light gray.

Note: Paperback original. 

A1.DJ
Binding: Perfect. Inside covers illustration as A1.a. Dust jacket attached at spine – number 19.

  













7A The Pagans

A1.
THE PAGANS | By JACK BENEDICT | [ornament: company logo] |A NEWS STAND LIBRARY | POCKET EDITION

Collation: pp. [1-4] 5-160; 179 x 102 mm.

Contents: p. [1] About This Book [2] FIRST PRINTING | NEWS STAND LIBRARY EDITION | AUGUST, 1949 | Printed and Bound in Canada | Export Publishing Enterprises Limited | TORONTO LONDON NEW YORK; [3] title [4] Let us drink! – who would not? – Since | Through life’s varied round, | In the goblet alone no deception is found. | LORD BYRON; 5-160 text.

Binding: Perfect. Inside covers illustration – light gray.

Note: Paperback original. Unsigned art by D. Rickard. At p.53 there is an error in the text. 

B1.
Binding: Perfect. Inside covers illustration light gray.

Note: Text reset starting at p.53 correcting the error in A1.

B1.DJ
Binding: Perfect. Inside covers illustration as A1. and B1. Dust jacket attached at spine – number 14.











Sunday, 16 September 2018

Export Publishing Bibliography Part II

In the first part of the Export Publishing Bibliography I gave two examples of the entries. Here are two more from the spring of 1949.


39 Nightfall

A1.a.
N | I | G | H | T | F | A | L | L | By DAVID GOODIS | [ornament: company logo] | A NEWS STAND LIBRARY POCKET EDITION

Collation: [1-516]; pp. [1-4] 5-155 [156-158] 159 [160]; 177 x 108 mm.

Contents: p. [1] About This Book; [2] COPYRIGHT, 1947, | BY DAVID GOODIS | AUTHOR OF DARK PASSAGE | FIRST NEWS STAND LIBRARY EDITION | APRIL, 1949 | PRINTED IN CANADA | EXPORT PUBLISHING ENTERPRISES LTD. | 240 Birmingham Road, New Toronto; [3] title [4] blank; 5-151 text; 152 ANOTHER | NEWS STAND | BEST SELLER; 153 IS MY FLESH OF BRASS? | By P. J. WOLFSON | [book description; 154 ANOTHER | NEWS STAND | BEST SELLER; 155 The Bed and the Blonde | By JAN PEEL | [book description]; [156] blank; [157] News Stand Library best sellers; [158] blank; 159 [order form]; [160] blank.

Binding: Stapled signatures. Inside covers illustration – vivid red. Spine blue.

Note: First published New York: Julian Messner, 1947. Unsigned art by D. Rickard.
  
A1.b.
Binding: Stapled signatures. Inside covers illustration as A1.a. Spine yellow green. Front cover blue different shade than A1.a.
  














A1.c.
Binding: Stapled signatures. Inside covers illustration – vivid blue. Spine and front cover as A1.b.


29 Lady of Lust 

A1.
Lady | of | Lust | By CARLOTTA BAKER | A NEWS STAND LIBRARY | POCKET EDITION | [ornament: company logo]

Collation: [1-516]; pp. [1-4] 5-153 [154-160]; 174 x 109 mm.

Contents: p. [1] About This Book; [2] COPYRIGHT, 1947, BY PHOENIX PRESS | FIRST NEWS STAND LIBRARY POCKET EDITION, MARCH, 1949 | EXPORT PUBLISHING ENTERPRISES LIMITED | 3079 DUNDAS ST. W.  TORONTO 9, ONTARIO; [3] title [4] blank; 5-153 text; [154] blank; [155] A Select List… | NEWS STAND LIBRARY BEST SELLERS; [156] BLANK; [157] ASK YOUR NEWSDEALER | FOR NEWSSTAND LIBRARY’S | TITLE OF THE MONTH | Eager Is The Flesh | By RICHARD McMULLEN | [description of book]; [158-160] blank.

Binding: Stapled signatures. Inside covers illustration – vivid red.

Note: First published New York: Phoenix Press, 1947 as The Fallen Woman. Pseudonym of Leona Slottman who also wrote as Gladys Sloan.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Export Publishing Bibliography Part I

I've alerted readers to a couple of my guides to early Canadian paperback publishers. I've also been working on a bibliography of the other large publisher in the late 40s - Export Publishing. This is a more detailed accounting than the guides. Each of the 190 books has an entry which includes an image of the cover and bibliographic information.

Here are a couple of examples. The first is one of the first two books Export published without a number. No date on these early books but May-July 1948.


Artists, Models and Murder

ARTISTS, MODELS | and MURDER | TEDD STEELE

Collation: [1-212 3-516]; pp. [1-6] 7-70 [71] 72-93 [94] 95-141 [142-144]; 174 x 103 mm.

Contents: p. [1] A NEWS STAND | LIBRARY | MYSTERY | [ornament: company logo]; [2] About This Book; [3] title; [4] COPYRIGHT CANADA 1946 | By | TEDD STEELE | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | Export PUBLISHING ENTERPRISES Ltd. | 3079 DUNDAS ST W., TORONTO, CANADA; [5-6] CONTENTS; 7-141 text; [142-144] blank.

Binding: Stapled signatures. Inside covers illustration – light bluish green.

Note: First published Toronto: Crown Novel Publishing, 1946. 


05 Comments on the Kinsey Report and Other Authoritative Articles on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male   

Comments on | THE KINSEY REPORT | AND OTHER | AUTHORITATIVE | ARTICLES ON | SEXUAL BEHAVIOR | IN THE HUMAN MALE | [ornament: company logo] A NEWS STAND LIBRARY POCKET EDITION

Collation: [1-416]; pp. [1-4] 7-130 = 128 pages; 174 x 115 mm.

Contents: p. [1] title; [2] COPYRIGHT 1948 | EXPORT PUBLISHING ENTERPRISES LTD. | All Rights Reserved | PRINTED IN CANADA | Export Publishing Enterprises Ltd. | 3079 Dundas St. W. Toronto; [3] CONTENTS; [4] blank; 7-22 COMMENTS ON THE | KINSEY REPORT | John R. Christie; 23-28 MECHANICS OF SEX | Marion Edwards; 29-36 STUDY OF THE | SEX GLANDS | Dr. D.A. Downing; 37-41 BIOLOGICAL | NERVOUSNESS IN MAN | Dr. Thomas Brooks; 42-47 WHY SOME MEN | ARE IMPOTENT; 48-50 FIRST AIDS | TO THE IMPOTENT | Stephen G. Low; 51-53 EXHIBITIONISM; 54-58 MISTAKEN MALES; 59-65 WHAT IS | SEX ATTRACTION?; 66-74 SEX SECRECY | IS NO ANSWER | Joseph Lander, M.D.; 75-83 THE SANE WAY | IN SEX TEACHING | Frances Bruce Strain; 84-92 YOUTH LOOKS | AT SEX | Grace Verne Silver; 93-97 SEX AND | THE CHILD | Herman H. Rubin, M.D.; 98-103 MEN ARE | MONOGAMOUS | Lawrence Gould; 104-108 BLAME THE MAN; 109-114 HAS WOMAN A MYSTERIOUS | INFLUENCE OVER MAN? | Charles Lewis; 115-122 THE LOVE RIGHTS | OF WOMAN | Havelock Ellis; 123-130 HOW TO COMBAT | THE SEX CRIME WAVE | Charles Harris.

Binding: Stapled signatures. Inside covers illustration – moderate red.

Note: Paperback original.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Westerns Part VI

Before getting to this post's topic I want to announce that an improved (better images) Collins White Circle Paperback Guide is now up.

Earlier posts have highlighted nine of the 44 Western titles published by Wm. Collins and Sons Canada Co. in their 1940/50s paperback imprint White Circle Pocket Library. Here are four more, each from an author with only one book published by Collins.

Will Ermine is a pseudonym for Harry Sinclair Drago (1888-1979). Cowboy, Say Your Prayers was first published in 1939 (New York: William Morrow).

Howard Fast's (1914-2003) The Last Frontier dates from 1941 (New York: Duell, Sloane & Pearce).

The Devil's Saddle by Norman Fox (1911-1960) was published in 1948 by New York's Dodd, Mead.

Wallace Q. Reid is a pseudonym for George Goodchild (1888-1969). The Man From Peace River was published in 1933 by Wm. Collins.

White Circle C4 - 1942

White Circle C4 back

White Circle CD414 - 1949

White Circle CD414 back 

White Circle CD458 - 1950

White Circle 458 back

White Circle 287 - 1946

White Circle 287 back

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Wm. Collins's Indian Editions Part III

It's been a while since Part II of this blog's Wm. Collins's Indian White Circles.

The reason isn't laziness but lack of material. But I now have a new Indian White Circle. This is an uncommon non-fiction White Circle that had been successfully published in the US (1941), UK (1942), and Canada (1946). The Indian edition is, to my knowledge, the only early paperback version. It was published in 1946 in Bombay by W.A.R. Collins.

I wonder what an Indian audience in 1946 thought of salmon fishing in Canada.