[aloha-donblanding] Another curious item
- In 1935, Dodd Mead & Co. issued a small 8-page booklet called "Three
Poems from Memory Room", as an appetizer for the forthcoming book
'Memory Room.' It was printed on nice rice paper, and came in an
envelope... I imagine it was sent out to bookstores and individuals on
their mailing list.
There is only one copy that I know of in the whole library system, at
SUNY in Buffalo, NY. Is there anyone who lives in that vicinity? Maybe
we can get a photocopy of it for our collections.
* Keith *
- So Keith, what microscope do you use to find all this info??? The Buffalo
Library system???? Do you crack safes also??? Again, I'm impressed....
- Keith -
I live about 60 miles from Buffalo. Perhaps I can get over there during
Spring Break and make the requested photocopy.
I teach at the Rocheseter Institute of Technology where we have a 1933
edition "Virgin of Waikiki" in our special holdings. We have the
preeminent school of printing technology in the nation -- one of their
special collections is of books with unique bindings. That particular
book was bound in some kind of Natural fiber (different than the "grass"
cover on the other volume). I just checked the computer listing, but it
does not describe the fiber content - I'll have to go over to the
library and look at it again. I remember that it has a real "Hawaiian
Island feel" to it.
- Actually, TJ, it's not too difficult - enter your local university
library computer system and go to "First Search." That program gives
you a computer search of most of the major world libraries! It is very
tedious, but an invaluable tool for research! Tedious because it
includes every time a single volume appears. For example, if 758
libraries had copies of "Vagabond's House" - it would give individual
listings for all 758. So you have to have time and put on your waders.
- Actually Gerald, I use World-Cat, which is even simpler to use than
that. It sorts all the copies of the same title into one group... then
lists all the libraries in order... Unless the title varies a little
(like a misspelling or alternate title.) There is some digging
involved... you have to do a little detective date sometimes and search
through fields like Publisher, Publisher Location and Notes. World-Cat
is great, though... I access it through the college that I work at.
I'd like to see your printing technology department... I've been
involved with printing, directly or indirectly for almost twenty years.
Right now I do desktop publishing on a MAC G-4... working with Quark,
PageMaker and other Adobe products.