Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Beaver Publications Part VII

In my last post on early Canadian mass market publisher Beaver Publications I discussed the armed forces editions of Beaver's three books. Each book also had an illustrated cover version which are very uncommon. But I have just recently found one of them: Rendezvous in Vienna was published with two different illustrated covers.

In these earliest mass market paperback days in Canada distribution had to be spotty. Especially for a Hamilton based publisher. There are more armed services editions to be found than the illustrated versions which were presumably sold in bookstores or, perhaps, on newsstands.

The editions are identical except for the covers. I don't know anything about the artist "Globe" but his name can be found on the odd Canadian pulp from the early 1940s.
 
May 1941 
 
May 1941 back
 
May 1941
 
May 1941 back

2 comments:

  1. That artist is likely Joe Globe who did a number of magazine covers for Al Valentine's publications of that time, along with artists Alex Fiddes and Harold Bennett. I don't have any bio info on him I'm sad to say.
    ~ jim b.

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