Stanyan Books

Stanyan Books (Los Angeles, US) & Random House (New York, US)
Series dates: 1970-1973
Size: 4.75 x 7.75

stanyan_logoAn odd series of at least 40 cheesy 1970s short titles, reprints, compilations, comics, short stories, etc. aimed at the gift book market. Stanyan Books was part of a group of small publishing imprints and record labels run by poet Rod McKuen. Random House is listed as a co-publisher of this series.

The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde has a 1970 date. The series is numbered, and this title is #20. A summary of the title is on the front of the jacket. The price is $3.

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The back of the jacket repeats the design from the front and the rear flap lists titles in the series.

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Bound in boards printed with a repeating pattern of the Stanyan Books logo. Random House and Stanyan Books are indicated as publishers on the book spine.

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The design from the jacket continues to the title page.

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The copyright page.

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