17 Feb 2017 - Courtney Floyd

Burnett's The Shuttle (1906/7)

First of all, my apologies for the late post. I thought I'd saved a draft but it had not in fact saved.

This week, we're taking a peek at Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Shuttle, which the internet tells me was published in 1907 but which the copyright notices in this edition sort of contradict.

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img_5717 Close-up of the faded color-halftone onlay.
img_5718 Close-up of the stamping.

Published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1907, this volume is bound in tan cloth with black stamping on the front cover and spine. The front cover also includes a color-halftone onlay, as seen above. The back cover is blank.

One of the previous owners scrawled her name (and the date) on the endpapers and flyleaf recto.

As mentioned above, the copyright is of some interest as it seems to contradict established publication dates. I suspect (but have not had time to determine) that the novel was serialized in The Century Company's magazine.

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The title page. You'll note there is pronounced foxing. img_5722