Sorry for the tangent into Poe, but I think it gave us a good preview of future activities for this blog…
Now, back to Aladore, to examine the rest of the publication history.
A few posts ago I mentioned that Aladore was first published in Blackwood’s magazine in installments, with no illustrations.
When Alice Hylton’s illustrations were finally finished and ready for printing, Blackwood (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons) published a limited de luxe edition of around 200 copies. These were apparently hand signed and sent friends.
I found one copy available at the Lilly Library at Indiana University. The catalog says the volume is signed, numbered 58 of 150, bound in vellum, and printed on handmade paper (xiv, 362, 15 illustration plates). http://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/1427136
At about the same time, Blackwood also printed the standard edition (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1914).
The following year the North American edition came out from Dutton (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1915).
This was followed by a second Blackwood Edinburgh printing in 1916.
In all these editions the title page reads:
by HENRY NEWBOLT
AUTHOR OF “THE TWYMANS,’ ‘THE NEW JUNE,’ ETC.
ILLUSTRATED IN COLLOTYPE FROM DRAWINGS BY
THE LADY HYLTON
There is no mention of any revision for the different printings. On casual inspection they appear identical (we will look more closely at the digitized copies). There were no further editions for almost 60 years…