Imperial Valley Editions of The Winning
of Barbara Worth
In the Imperial Valley, California, copies of The Winning of Barbara
Worth are not things to be sold to tourists, but are given as gifts, or
purchased by collectors, and treasured for life. For that reason,
the editions that are locally produced are of a very high quality.
All four of the editions listed here were initiated by Harold Bell
Wright Society president, Quentin Burke, but each has a different
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P. Holtville Tribune, 1987. Facsimile
reprint of 1911 edition. Green library binding. 1000 copies
printed, without dust jackets.
||Q. Holtville Printing and Graphics, 1991.
Facsimile reprint of 1911 edition. Similar to above but with
color picture of Barbara on cover and "Limited Edition 1991 Holtville Printing and Graphics"
stamped on cover. ISBN 0-9618473-0-1. A limited
edition of 450 copies, individually numbered and signed by Norman
Wright, youngest son of Harold Bell Wright. Due to errors by both the typesetter and
the binder, the title page and spine mistakenly attribute this
edition to the Holtville Tribune.
|V. Imperial County Historical
Society Commemorative Edition, 1998. ISBN
cover hot stamped in gold to match the 1911 first edition.
Preface by Norman Wright, introduction by Lawrence V. Tagg, and
appendices describing the production of the original book, the
plays, the movie, collectibles, sites, etc. Numbered edition
of 250 copies, signed by Norman Wright until his eyesight failed,
and after that signed by one or the other of Wright's grandsons
below a rubber stamp of Norman's signature. Has all the
original illustrations plus many other pictures. This volume
has a color frontispiece of Barbara, a booklet in the back marking
the unveiling of the Winning of Barbara Worth manuscript in
the Pioneers' Museum, and a framable 8" x 10" portrait
of Barbara. Available from the Imperial Valley Historical
Society, 373 East Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251. Phone:
W. Harold Bell Wright Society Edition,
1998. ISBN-0-9618473-6-0. Green
cover to match the 1911 Burt edition, with a pasted-on egg-shaped
picture of Barbara. The text, illustrations, preface,
introduction, appendices, etc. are the same as the Historical
Society edition, above, but there is NO color frontispiece,
framable picture, or souvenir booklet. Available from the Harold
Bell Wright Society. $29.95