Re: RARA-AVIS: Willeford question

From: John Williams (
Date: 15 May 2008

I have it, it's a paperback The hardback paperback line was simply meant to betoken that this was not pulp fiction but a novel that would have been worthy of a hardback edition even though it was actually being published as a paperback original.


Juri Nummelin wrote:
> One thing has been bugging me for years and I thought to ask:
> was the first edition of Willeford's COCKFIGHTER a paperback of
> hardcover?
> It was published by Chicago Paperback House, but they boasted in the
> cover
> (which I've seen in scans only) that it's the world's only hardcover
> paperback original (or some such, I forget the exact wording). Which
> one is
> it? And what the f**k is "hardcover paperback original"?
> .

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