Antique Books

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donnie
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Re: Antique Books

Post by donnie » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 pm

Wonderful illustration. What is the date of this paperback?

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Re: Antique Books

Post by dachshundonstilts » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:46 pm

donnie wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Wonderful illustration. What is the date of this paperback?
Unfortunately it doesn’t give any date besides 1907, but I don’t think it would be any earlier than the late thirties, as paperbacks don’t appear to have been common before then.
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Re: Antique Books

Post by Kitty » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:32 am

dachshundonstilts wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:46 pm
donnie wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Wonderful illustration. What is the date of this paperback?
Unfortunately it doesn’t give any date besides 1907, but I don’t think it would be any earlier than the late thirties, as paperbacks don’t appear to have been common before then.
According to this website, your book is from 1931. 🙂 It originally had a slipcase. https://seriesofseries.owu.edu/bonibooks-paper-books/
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Antique Books

Post by dachshundonstilts » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:06 pm

Kitty wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:32 am
dachshundonstilts wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:46 pm
donnie wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Wonderful illustration. What is the date of this paperback?
Unfortunately it doesn’t give any date besides 1907, but I don’t think it would be any earlier than the late thirties, as paperbacks don’t appear to have been common before then.
According to this website, your book is from 1931. 🙂 It originally had a slipcase. https://seriesofseries.owu.edu/bonibooks-paper-books/
Neat! Thanks for the research. Now I want the slipcase! :| That's an interesting transitional stage between hardcover and pure paperback, I guess.
"I feel so low, old chap, that I could get on stilts and walk under a dachshund." - Monty, "It" (1927)

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