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Please would someone who's got an uncut version of Peggy let me know if EBD dedicated it to anyone, and, if so, whom. The Armada version doesn't say!

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The 1956 reprint does not have a dedication.

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Thanks :D .

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Sorry, Alison, that's one of the few that I don't have a record of - my copy is a 1956 reprint too. Anyone out there got a first edition?

It appears to be one that GGBP have never published, which is unsurprising given that it's one of the easier ones to find..


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Yes I have a first edition and there is no dedication Alison.

It must have been bought for me when it was first published so what, oh what did I do with the dustcover? In fact, now I come to think of it, what did I do with all the dustcovers? I have none on any of the books at all which given that many were bought as they were published must mean that in a "tidy" moment as a child I disposed of all of them :shock: :( :shock: :(

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Thanks, everyone.

Cestina, I could cry when I think of some of the childhood stuff I got rid of. Some of those books and toys are worth a fortune now!

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Alison H wrote:
Cestina, I could cry when I think of some of the childhood stuff I got rid of. Some of those books and toys are worth a fortune now!
Know what you mean, but if everyone had kept them they wouldn't be... :|

Apparently it used to be quite normal to remove all dustjackets, even in literary and artistic households, where you might think the completeness of the item would be considered important.

Thanks for the info, cestina - interesting to know about Peggy, when dedications (some of them quite elaborate) seem to be so much a feature of the CS books. I'd always assumed that that and the other ones I didn't know (Exile, Tom, Rosalie, Island, Does It Again and Mary-Lou) were because they hadn't made it into subsequent editions.


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Alison H wrote:
Cestina, I could cry when I think of some of the childhood stuff I got rid of. Some of those books and toys are worth a fortune now!


I agree. I mentioned in the "Boys Own" thread that, when Mum died, we cleared the house and took stuff to a car boot sale, including pop annuals and boys' general knowledge albums that I loved reading on a Sunday morning.


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Years ago, Fen Crosbie produced a booklet for the NCC with details of all dedications. It might be worth posting in the Facebook NCC group to see if anyone still has one. They'd be able to give a definitive answer on dedications.

This was before I was a member so it was a long time ago. In the dark ages as EBD would say.


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Or I could ask Fen directly for you, if you aren't among her FB friends, Alison - she does look at her FB messages. Let me know if you'd like me to do that and whether there;s anything else dedication wise you want to know at the same time! :D

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It was just that one, thanks :D .

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"Apparently it used to be quite normal to remove all dustjackets, even in literary and artistic households, where you might think the completeness of the item would be considered important. "

My father, in the 1950's, belonged to the Readers Union and to World Books. As soon as a book arrived, my brother and I would wrangle over who had the dustjacket to use inside out for writing or drawing on....

(I don't think I've done the quote thing right, sorry)


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OK, done - I'll post any reply here.

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LucyP wrote:
"Apparently it used to be quite normal to remove all dustjackets, even in literary and artistic households, where you might think the completeness of the item would be considered important. "

My father, in the 1950's, belonged to the Readers Union and to World Books. As soon as a book arrived, my brother and I would wrangle over who had the dustjacket to use inside out for writing or drawing on....

(I don't think I've done the quote thing right, sorry)
('S OK, Lucy - easiest done from the quote option inside the original posting, I always think).

At least you and your brother put the dustjackets to some use. I suspect most readers simply threw them in the bin! I recently heard about the artist James Broom-Lynne, who designed the djs for Anthony Powell's 12 volumes of A Dance to the Music of Time: AP always sent him a signed copy, and both artist and author removed the djs from their own and other people's work...


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Just heard from Fen, and her own copy - a reprint - doesn't have a dedication, and as she made no note of one in the booklet, she says - for which I believe she consulted copyright copies held by the National Library of Scotland - then I think we're safe to say it didn't have one.

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 Post subject: Re: Peggy of the CS
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Just heard from Fen, and her own copy - a reprint - doesn't have a dedication, and as she made no note of one in the booklet, she says - for which I believe she consulted copyright copies held by the National Library of Scotland - then I think we're safe to say it didn't have one.

Well my first edition doesn't (see above). Am about the check if any of the others mentioned by Noreen that I possess are firsts. Island might be...

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