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Publication: The Chrysalids

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  • Publication: The ChrysalidsPublication Record # 296137
  • Author: John Wyndham
  • Date: 1955-09-19
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Pub. Series: Novels of Tomorrow
  • Price:
    10/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
  • Pages: 239
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Cover: The Chrysalids by Brian Wildsmith [as by Wildsmith]
  • Notes: "First published ... 1955" on copyright page. [Currey] "Sept. 19" given in British Books (vol. 168), available at Google Books in snippet view: see whole text snippet in general search, image with the beginning of the book's entry, date line at the snippet with the following title. Supplementary evidence: AbeBooks lists a second printing from Nov. '55. David Ketterer writes in Literary Encyclopedia "published by Michael Joseph in 1955 (four months after the American paperback Ballantine publication as Re-Birth)", not specifying either further (Re-Birth given in ISFDB as April, "from second Ballantine printing"). Artist from AbeBooks; price from Tuck.
  • External IDs:
    • OCLC/WorldCat: 3203613
    • Reginald-1: 15708A
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Bleiler1 (Gernsback) N/A Bluesman 2009-08-19 22:11:57
Bleiler78 N/A Bluesman 2012-02-16 12:30:25
Clute/Grant N/A Bluesman 2012-02-16 12:30:25
Clute/Nicholls Verified Bluesman 2012-02-16 12:30:25
Contento1 (anth/coll) N/A Bluesman 2009-08-19 22:11:57
Currey Verified Bluesman 2009-08-19 22:11:57
Locus1 N/A Bluesman 2009-08-19 22:11:57
Miller/Contento N/A Bluesman 2009-08-19 22:11:57
OCLC/Worldcat Verified Bluesman 2009-08-19 22:11:57
Reginald1 Verified Bluesman 2012-02-16 12:30:25
Reginald3 N/A Bluesman 2012-02-16 12:30:25
Tuck Verified Bluesman 2012-02-16 12:30:25
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