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568[aloha-donblanding] Re: Virgin of Waikiki

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  • Donnelle Evans
    Mar 8, 2000
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      re virgin of waikiki
      My version, 1933 has a envelope, same color as the dust cover, with the last
      pages inserted in to it. The cover reads: "For sundry reasons the
      astonishing consummation of the ballad must be withheld, temporarily only_we
      hope_from the further enjoyment of the reader."

      aloha, Donnelle

      >From: Gerald Argetsinger <gsanla@...>
      >Reply-To: aloha-donblanding@egroups.com
      >To: aloha-donblanding@egroups.com
      >Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Virgin of Waikiki
      >Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 11:33:04 -0500
      >I think the information that has been found re The Virgin of Waikiki
      >demonstrates one of the real problems when doing research on the
      >writings of a poet! What constitutes a "First Edition"? Two of you
      >have editions that were printed before 1933 -- yet 1933 is cited in the
      >RIT copy as the First edition pub in Hawaii, limited to 100 copies bound
      >in Tapa Cloth. The listing I found on the web cites the 1933 Tapa Cloth
      >volume AND a first commericial release also in 1933 pbl by H.M. Snyder.
      >But there they are - two earlier editions! Were these private
      >editions? Published by the author? Circulated only to friends?
      >Regarding the envelope on the one edition. It's been a while since I
      >have examined the copy in the RIT library, but I remember that there was
      >some kind of device included in the book that kept the last page hidden
      >until the reader had read the rest of the book. Apparently DB felt it
      >was important to prevent the reader from accidentally seeing the
      >punchline before reading the rest of the story. Perhaps the envelop
      >fits over the last page some way, hiding the punchline until the story
      >had been read?
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