Monday, 16 January 2012

Studio Publications Part VI

In the first five parts about the small Toronto paperback publisher Studio Publications I discussed the 15 books Studio published. There is also a four book series called the Junior Adventure Library.

Unlike the 15 adult books, the JAL books have some information about Studio, viz. a printing date of 1952 and an address, the Bloorhill Building on the Kingsway in Toronto. This ties in with information in the 1953 Toronto City Directory which has Stanley R. Schrag as the manager publishing of Studio at 2842 Bloor St. West, Suite 205. This is address of the Bloorhill Building which is still there. We met Schrag as the president of Export Publishing Enterprises.

The books are a mixed bag - two classics each available in hundreds of editions, an obscure Jules Verne and one from a very obscure author. All are digest size (139mm x 202mm) and 96 pages.

J1 The Blockade Runners by Jule Verne. First published in 1871 as Les forceurs de blocus.

J2 Dawn Patrol by Thomson Burtis. First published in the June 1924 issue of American Boy. As far as I can tell this is the only book appearance.

J3 Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. Three stories - Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, The Three Sisters, and The Enchanted Horse.

J4 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Studio J3 - 1952

Studio J3 back

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