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Credulity Island. A Book Home Laughter.

Frederick Watson

I would not have known that this jacket was designed by Edmund Blampied if he hadn't pasted it into the album of book jackets that he designed. I very much doubt that he would take credit for someone else's work. It is not signed. My copy is smaller than the first edition, so is a reprint.

Frederick Watson (1885-1935) was a partner in the publisher Nisbet & Co. He was a journalist; he was the biographer of the novelist R.S. Surtees; he wrote fiction between 1912 and 1924; and he founded the magazine for the cause of handicapped children called Cripple. We have come a long way since then.

First edition

Bibliography code: JEN-16.1

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins

Series: none

Year: 1916

Format: 8vo; later 16 mo

Pages: 243, 8 pp ads; later imp pp 232

Binding: Green cloth with title in black on cover with box in black around edge; title author and publisher on spine.

Size: 195 x 132 mm, later imp 180 x 115 mm

Dust jacket: not signed

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 shillings (perhaps later impression)

Printing history: none given

Printed by: Love & Malcolmson, Ltd, London and Redhill

Notes: The jacket (left) is the presumed first edition as it is the same as in Blampied's album. The jacket below is a later impression.

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)

Image of cover

Image of dust jacket from later impression (click to enlarge)