Friday 29 March 2013

Vehicule Press

Montreal publisher Vehicule Press continues its honourable program of new editions of Canadian noir classics. The ad below from the latest issue of Maisonneuve shows the four books in the series, including the latest, Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street, first published in 1950 by Export Publishing Enterprises of New Toronto. This means that at least one book from each of the big three early Canadian paperback publishers, Export, Harlequin and Wm. Collins & Sons Canada, is now in print. Here are the original editions.

News Stand Library 84 - 1950

White Circle C.D. 516 - 1951

White Circle C.D. 539X - 1952

Harlequin 262 - 1953

Sunday 10 March 2013

Collins White Circle Authors Part XII - Leacock (2)

Stephen Leacock was a popular author with early paperback publishers; editions of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town include two numbers by Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada in their White Circle series, a Penguin and a Penguin New Zealand. All published in 1941 - 1945.

White Circle 39 - 1942

White Circle 39 back

White Circle 223 - 1945

White Circle 223 back

Penguin 320 - 1941

Penguin 320 back

Penguin New Zealand - 1944

Penguin New Zealand back

Sunday 3 March 2013

Wm. Collins's Ceylon Editions Part II

Another of the Ceylonese White Circles from the Scottish-British publisher Wm. Collins Sons & Co. This one is joined by the Indian and Canadian editions. The Indian and Ceylonese editions are undated but circa 1945.


Ceylon back


India back

White Circle 221 - 1945

White Circle 221 back