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Hello Chris. I stumbled upon an inconsistency in the notes of Fathoms, pub record you recently cloned: date and pub type are not in agreement with actual pub record data. Can you have a look? Thanks MagicUnk 01:06, 3 September 2019 (EDT)

Hi. Thanks for that. I forgot to change notes when i cloned. Data from Amazon and the latest Locus magazine.--Chris J 18:59, 3 September 2019 (EDT)

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Hi Chris,

I was moving the Reginald-1 number to the External IDs in this one and saw the note about translations - sounds like this title is not supposed to be in English. Can you check what language that is supposed to be in so we can fix the record? From the publisher name, I would think Japanese but... verifying :) Thanks! Annie 16:31, 19 September 2019 (EDT)

Hi, Reginald doesn't say much but I have added the OCLC statement 'Text of stories in Japanese and English on opposite pages' --Chris J 17:21, 19 September 2019 (EDT)
Ah, so one of those double-language books. That makes sense. Thanks for checking and updating - and I should have thought of checking OCLC instead of bugging you. Annie 17:25, 19 September 2019 (EDT)

Reginald1 and cloth

Hi Chris,

I had been working on getting all of the Reginald numbers into their new spaces as external IDs (So then we can actually see what we are missing) and stumbled on these notes from you - and for most of these books the format is set to unknown. As far as I can tell from paging through Reginald1, he uses "cloth" for the clothbound hardcovers - which we record as hc. Is there a reason for that to be different for this set of books? Thanks! Annie 02:25, 21 September 2019 (EDT)

And we seen to have a few similar ones for paper - most of which are also yours. I am not sure if that means that there is a reason to think Reginald was wrong in the format or something else so thought I should come and ask :) Thanks! Annie 02:36, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
I don't know what happened there. I'm pretty careful in checking these. Somehow I missed these. I have since changed them all. Thanks for this --Chris J 16:08, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
Further to the above. Reginald1 didn't know the format so that is why I put that statement. I have changed a few that I missed or have since been changed by other mods--Chris J 16:19, 21 September 2019 (EDT)
Thanks for checking them again. :) Annie 16:25, 21 September 2019 (EDT)

Alice in Music Land

Chris, Regarding the 1952 edition P577280, the entire publication Note is yours from three years ago:
• A reprint of part of 'Alice in Orchestralia'.
Is Reginald1 the source for that? The cited WorldCat record suggests otherwise. I submit update that must be continued.
Wikipedia-EN makes this title the UK ed. of 1929 Marching Notes T2023502 and makes that a sequel to Orchestralia. For the latter work we have your publication record only, and don't have it as a variant nor in the Alice series.

Library of Congress record of a [1953] US ed. LCCN 53-9279 is uninformative.

Later I will consult historical newspapers online via university library subscription (NA here now). For all these Ernest La Prade works now, I simply add available LC and BL library records. --Pwendt|talk 18:24, 5 October 2019 (EDT)

Hi, No Reginald doesn't state it. I don't know where it came from so I have deleted it. Thanks --Chris J 18:31, 5 October 2019 (EDT)

Dream Weavers; Locus #234 (June 1980)

Chris, Our record of 1980 anthology The Dream Weavers T1102663 in its 1st ed. is not secondary verified so I doubt that it is one of yours. Is the first cited source "Info from Locus #234 (June 1980)" one that you are able to check?

The cited WorldCat record seems to report a third item by Rossetti, "Hand and soul", and the 2010 Borgo back cover states "Twelve stories of fantasy and romance ..." (viewed at Amazon) where we list only 11.

(Last hour I added the anthology Note simply by counting our list of Contents.) --Pwendt|talk 20:14, 11 November 2019 (EST)

Hi. No sorry I can't help. A bit too early for me --Chris J 20:57, 11 November 2019 (EST)
One of the verifiers of that issue is pretty active (Willem H.) so he may be able to get you what you need. Leave him a note? Annie 21:01, 11 November 2019 (EST)
The info from Locus #234 is limited to the pub data. It's in the books received section, and there's nothing about the contents. Not much help I'm afraid. --Willem 04:34, 12 November 2019 (EST)
Thanks. Because we have page numbers, not from either named source, I infer that they are from the Borgo Press reprint. Unfortunately that is a sloppy record (no source notes and subtitle mis-spelled "Rafaelites") and no one admits to verifying it. ...
... I find the anthology reported in The Supernatural Index, p. 991 (via search at Google Books). I expect to revise our records tomorrow if not today, a short day for me. --Pwendt|talk 13:17, 12 November 2019 (EST)
This is the book, right? My ILLs are pretty light this month, I can see if I can get it if that will help? Annie 13:34, 12 November 2019 (EST)
Unknown whether that will help.
Now I find the anthology at Google Books piecemeal (snippet view). I'll pursue that after a break. Evidently I should check Google Books for title pages and Contents lists of some latterday anthologies and collections, rather than check it only for The Supernatural Index reports. --Pwendt|talk 14:23, 12 November 2019 (EST)
Let me know if Google Books cannot find enough information and if so, I will ask the library to try to get the actual book for me from somewhere. Annie 14:24, 12 November 2019 (EST)
For this book, snippet views at Google Books are entirely adequate as far as I am interested to work on it. --not caring, for instance, whether the price is stated on the cover or there is a p[192] "last page unnumbered".
No page may be viewed entirely. But knowing the story titles and author surnames (either--or, I suppose), the entire Contents page can be viewed in multiple snippets. --Pwendt|talk 16:26, 12 November 2019 (EST)
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