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Re: Various editions of Blanding Books question

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  • keith2draw@home.com
    Larry, This happened occasionally in his earlier works...for example, in Leaves from a Grass-House the poem Vagabond s House appeared in the first couple
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 28, 2001
      Larry,

      This happened occasionally in his earlier works...for example,
      in "Leaves from a Grass-House" the poem 'Vagabond's House' appeared
      in the first couple of editions...then mysteriously disappeared from
      about the fifth printing onwards - a poem entitled 'Aloha House' took
      it's place. My guess is that 'Vagabond's House' was so well liked
      that Blanding hoped to publish it seperately as early as 1923. Of
      course it wasn't until 1928 that he actually found a publisher for it.

      The poem 'Leis for Remembrance' was also added to later editions
      of "Leaves."

      In "Paradise Loot," an illustration from the first edition
      disappeared from later editions. It was used about that time to grace
      the cover of some sheet music for Don's friend and colleague R. Alex
      Anderson...so maybe Anderson bought the rights to it, which might
      explain it's being taken out of "Loot."

      The color illustration from "Hula Moons" was removed from later
      editions.

      The only other examples I can think of are the additional
      illustrations that Blanding provided for "Vagabond's House" to
      celebrate it's 25th edition in 1940.

      ~~ Keith
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