Monday, 15 March 2010

Where Did The White Circles Come From? Part II

Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada Ltd. published 429 titles in their White Circle imprint from 1942 to 1952. Ten were paperback originals. Some three-quarters of the reprints were originally published by the Scottish-English parent company Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. The rest came from over 40 publishers. The second most reprinted publisher was the American Duell, Sloan and Pearce with 17. Here are the first six. The first two White Circles are 1943, the next two 1944 and the last two 1945 and 1946.

WC 75 Barometer Rising, Hugh MacLennan (first published 1941) - cover from Duell Sloan edition

WC 79 The Commandos, Elliott Arnold, (1942) - cover art by Margaret Paull

WC 99 Kitty, Rosamund Marshall (1943) - cover art by York Wilson

WC 208 McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Joseph Mitchell (1943) - cover art by York Wilson

WC 220 From This Day Forward, Elswyth Thane (1943)

WC 273 Miss Dilly Says No, Theodore Pratt (1945)

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