Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris, Theobald Lovelace, Ophelia Press Paris

Unlike my last first listed WANT: This is one I have seen,twice, both in collections, one in the Netherlands and the other in Scandinavia, this is, as described below in the bibliographical  detail, a variant of Business as Usual, by Soliman Peters, in the distinctive “salmon pink” covers of the Ophelia Press. Alas I have no image of this title. The story behind the appearance of this title, is that the author had sold the original title to both Girodias, and at the same time the publisher of Weekend Books, a competitor.

In an attempt to protect his investment (probably a pittance), Girodias rewrote a number of pages and changed the title and author and produced this title which I need to complete the Ophelia imprints in my collection.

Bibliographical detail with permission of Patrick Kearney., The Olympia Press. Liverpool University Library. 2007.

6.3.1 SPRINGTIME IN PARIS Theobald Lovelace, 1958

THEOBALD LOVELACE | SPRINGTIME | IN PARIS | OPHELIA PRESS | PARIS Collation: 190 pp. 4.1 – 4.128. The collation on this book is untidy, but correct as stated. The pagination begins at the half-title, but is preceded by a blank leaf on the recto of which is the first signature. The gathering therefore appears to have fourteen leaves, but the number is made up to the correct sixteen by the preliminary blank. 17.8 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [i,ii], blank. p. [1] SPRINGTIME | IN PARIS, reverse blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by Ophelia Press. p. 5-189, text. p. [190] Imprimé en Février 1958 | Imprimerie Spéciale des Éditions Ophelia Press | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1958.
Binding: Pale tan wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with the body of the book. [Front cover; within a vertical three-line oblong frame:] THEOBALD LOVELACE | SPRINGTIME | IN PARIS | [outside frame, at foot of cover:] OPHELIA PRESSř. [Spine; author and imprint printed horizontally across head and foot, and title lettered vertically up spine between them:] THEOBALD | LOVELACE [-] SPRINGTIME IN PARIS [-] OPHELIA | PRESS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] [price in bold ] FRS. 750 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U. K. OR U. S. A. Notes: (1) The same book as Business as Usual by Soliman Peters except for the first page of text. (2) Advertised in a 1959 Olympia Press catalogue as being called Springtime in Paree by Alan Peters.

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