Viking Portable Library - Series or Publisher Series?
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Ok, so I believed the description on Viking Portable Library and started moving it to a Publisher Series. The accuracy of that note has been questioned, and I can't actually find any evidence in the editions list to support it, so I'm not so sure that it was correct. Does anyone have enough experience with the series to say definitively one way or the other? I'll move it back, if need be.
I'm trying to search a few titles to see if I can find any that are not exclusive to this series. So far, I haven't found any, though that doesn't mean there aren't.
I did find this website, which has a helpful list of the whole series:
I read through the website you posted, rsterling, and at one point the author states:
"We also ended up with non-portable titles with the same content as the Portables. Thus, I own the Penguin Dorothy Parker, which is the same book as the Portable except for the title and ISBN and The Portable Nabokov was identical to the previously released Nabokov’s Congeries."
This would imply that at least two Portable titles were re-published under different titles. I would say that would make it a publisher series.
Actually, they are not quite the same. The Parker was republished as the Penguin Dorothy Parker, I believe specifically for the U.K.. As for the Nabokov - when they did the Portable, they simply used what already existed as Nabokov's Congeries and started publishing it as the Portable Nabokov.
I would definitely call it a Publisher Series. But then again, I also wrote that post. Thanks for the shoutout rsterling.
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