Saturday, September 06, 2014

PaperBack



Sheldon Lord (Lawrence Block), Born to be Bad, Midwood, 1959

6 comments:

C E said...

back cover copy....

period (.)
outside the
quotation mark (') (")

LOL

C E said...

... this quotation mark thing _after_ the graphic on top of back page where, despite the graphic, the typsetter got the placement and use of quotation marks correct in a much more involved sentence.

Ah, the days of pulp.

Bill, how much do you suppose Lawrence got paid for this one?

Bill Crider said...

As I understand it, the pay wasn't bad at all. This particular book went through three printings, I believe.

C E said...

Amazing.

Anonymous said...

You've got quite the collection of Block's pseudonymous soft core stuff, it seems. Yes, I'm jealous.


Jeff

Bill Crider said...

Don't be. Many of these are swiped from eBay.