Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Where Did the White Circles Come From? Part I

Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada  Ltd. published 429 titles in their White Circle imprint from 1942 to 1952. All but 10 were reprints. Where did Collins find their books to reprint? Some three-quarters were originally published by the Scottish-English parent company Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. The rest came from over 40 publishers including five reprints of their own books originally published in hard cover:

Thorn-apple Tree by Grace Campbell (first edition 1942), Serpent's Tooth by Isabelle Hughes (1947), Storm Below by Hugh Garner (1949), A Pocketful of Canada by John D. Robins (1948) and Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan (1945). A Pocketful of Canada was published twice in paperback - outside of the WC line in 1948 and as a WC in 1952. The WC version is 32 pages shorter and has slightly different contents.

White Circle 310 - 1947

White Circle CD 412 -1949

White Circle CD 451 - 1950

White Circle C.D. 531 - 1952


White Circle C.D. 540 - 1952

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