A blog about the life and works of Scottish writer Jane Shaw (1910-2000).
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Susan at School ads
This is from
the first edition dust jacket of Susan at School. As the series was at
the height of its popularity, Collins invested a little more in the
advertising by printing a picture. The cost of printing an illustration must
have been astronomical in those days and had quite an impact on price. In 1958,
the Collins edition of Susan at School, with colour frontispiece, cost
5s. net. In 1966, the Seagull Library edition, with the same internal
illustrations but no colour frontispiece cost 4s. net. Quite a difference that
colour plate made!