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KING PENGUIN Books TITLE OF SERIES


'K' Books: K1 - K76






The first King Penguin 'K1' was published in November 1939 and sold for 1/-(one shilling) each. The series ended in 1959 after 76 volumes had been produced.

The inspiration for the series, which was acknowledged by Allen Lane, came from the books published by the German publisher Insel. In an article about the Penguin Modern Painters, Lane said: 'The aim of the King Penguin is different. These have not been planned to coincide with the public's growing appreciation of art, but rather to appeal to the general liking for illustrated keepsakes of special projects. For this reason they are specialised ... often dealing with by no means broad subjects, such as the History of British Military Uniforms, The Stone Carvings at Southwell Cathedral, Poisonous Fungi and Romney Marsh. The original idea for King Penguins came from the small Insel-Verlag books which were published in Germany before the war. Why, we felt, should there not be a similar series of books in this country? The experiment, started a few weeks after war broke out, turned out to be successful. One of the most distinctive features of this series is their decorative covers.'



Information and cover photographs of King Penguin Books:

K1
Series No.: K1
Title: BRITISH BIRDS ON LAKE, RIVER AND STREAM
Author: Phyllis Barclay-Smith
Colour Plates: John Gould
Contents: 16 colour plates; one black-and-white portrait in text
Date Published: 7 November 1939
Editor: Elizabeth Senior
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer: Adprint Ltd and Henderson and Spalding Ltd
Price: 1/-
K2
Series No.: K2
Title: A BOOK OF ROSES
Author: J. Ramsbottom
Colour Plates: Pierre-Joseph Redouté
Contents: 16 colour plates; one black-and-white portrait in text
Date Published: 7 November 1939
Editor: Elizabeth Senior
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer: Adprint Ltd and Henderson and Spalding Ltd
Price: 1/-
K3
Series No.: K3
Title: A BOOK OF SHIPS
Author: Charles Mitchell
Contents: 16 colour plates; 11 black-and-white illustrations
Date Published: 23 September 1941
Editor: Elizabeth Senior
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer: Adprint Ltd and Henderson and Spalding Ltd
Price: 1/-

Binding: This book was produced in two versions - the usual hardback, and a soft cover. The photo shown is of the soft cover version
K4
Series No.: K4
Title: PORTRAITS OF CHRIST
Authors: Ernst Kitzinger and Elizabeth Senior
Contents: 16 colour plates; 14 black-and-white illustrations
Date Published: 7 February 1941 [printed date: 1940]
Editor: Elizabeth Senior
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer: Adprint Ltd and Henderson and Spalding Ltd
Price: 1/-

Binding: This book was produced in two versions - the usual hardback, and a soft cover. The photo shown is of the hard cover version
K5
Series No.: K5
Title: CARICATURE
Authors: E. H. Gombrich and E. Kris
Contents: 16 colour plates; 19 black-and-white illustrations
Cover illustration: by G. L. Bernini
Date Published: 7 February 1941 [printed date: 1940]
Editor: Elizabeth Senior
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer: Adprint Ltd and Henderson and Spalding Ltd
Price: 2/-

Binding: This book was produced in two versions - the usual hardback, and a soft cover. The photo shown is of the hard cover version
K6
Series No.: K6
Title: BRITISH SHELLS
Author: F. Martin Duncan
Contents: 16 colour plates; 3 black-and-white diagrams in text
Cover Design: by Marian Mahler
Date Published: June 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): The Baynard Press
Price: 2/-
K7
Series No.: K7
Title: FASHIONS AND FASHION PLATES 1800-1900
Author: James Laver
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Marian Mahler
Date Published: June 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K8
Series No.: K8
Title: ELIZABETHAN MINIATURES
Author: Carl Winter
Contents: 16 colour plates; 3 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: June 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Colour blocks: made by W. F. Sedgwick Ltd
Printer (colour plates): George Pulman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
K9
Series No.: K9
Title: THE MICROCOSM OF LONDON
Author: John Summerson
Illustrations: Thomas Rolandson and Augustus Charles Pugin
Contents: 16 colour plates; black-and-white frontispiece
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: June 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K10
Series No.: K10
Title: THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY
Author: Eric Maclaglan
Illustrated: by T. Griffiths
Contents: 8 colour plates; 40 monochrome plates; black-and-white map
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: December 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): The Baynard Press
Printer (monochrome plates): Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
K11
Series No.: K11
Title: FISHES OF BRITIN'S RIVERS AND LAKES
Author: J. R. Norman
Illustration: by Edward Donovan
Colour Plates: Edward Donovan (1802-08)
Contents: 16 colour plates; 2 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Charles Paine
Date Published: December 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K12
Series No.: K12
Title: THE POET'S CORNER
Author: Sir Max Beerbohm
Introduction: John Rothenstein
Frontispiece: William Rothenstein
Contents: 24 colour plates; 4 black-and-white illustrations
Cover Design: Reproduction of Max Beerbohm's original design
Date Published: December 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): The Curwen Press
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K13
Series No.: K13
Title: EDIBLE FUNGI
Author: John Ramsbottom
Colour plates: Rose Ellenby
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Rose Ellenby
Date Published: Printed in 1943; listed as published in July 1944
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): The Curwen Press
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K14
Series No.: K14
Title: A BOOK OF LILIES
Author: Fred Stoker
Colour plates: Lillian Snelling
Contents: 16 colour plates; 2 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Marianne Mahler
Date Published: December 1943
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K15
Series No.: K15
Title: SEASHORE LIFE AND PATTERN
Author: Thomas Alan Stephenson
Contents: 16 colour plates; 10 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Thomas Alan Stephenson
Date Published: July 1944
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 28pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): The Curwen Press
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K16
Series No.: K16
Title: CHILDREN AS ARTISTS
Author: R. R. Tomlinson
Contents: 16 colour plates; 13 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: 'from a potato cut by a boy age 14, pupil at a public school'
Date Published: December 1944
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): Harrison and Son Ltd
Colour blocks: made by Siviter Smith Engravers Ltd
Printer (plates): Edmund Evans Ltd (blocks made by Siviter Smith Engravers Ltd)
Price: 2/-
K17
Series No.: K17
Title: THE LEAVES OF SOUTHWELL
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Photographs: F. L. Attenborough
Contents: 33 plates; 24 figures and a plan in text
Date Published: December 1945
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 72pp. + 32pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
K18
Series No.: K18
Title: SOME BRITISH MOTHS
Author: Norman Riley
Contents: 16 colour plates
Illustrated: by Moses Harris
Cover Design: by Enid Marx
Date Published: May 1945
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K19
Series No.: K19
Title: GARDEN BIRDS
Author: Phyllis Barclay-Smith
Contents: 20 colour plates; 3 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Sylvia Varley
Date Published: May 1945
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K20
Series No.: K20
Title: ENGLISH BALLET
Author: Janet Leeper
Contents: 16 colour plates; 6 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover design: by Kay Ambrose
Spine note: The King Penguin logo on spine wears a dress
Date Published: December 1944
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): Edmund Evans Ltd (blocks made by John Swain and Son Ltd)
Price: 2/-
K21
Series No.: K21
Title: POPULAR ART IN BRITAIN
Author: Noel Carrington
Illustrated: by Clarke Hutton
Contents: 32 plates colour and black-and-white
Cover Design: by Clarke Hutton
Date Published: December 1945
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 32pp.
Printer (text): W. S. Cowell Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-

The title on the cover and spine is Popular English Art
K22
Series No.: K22
Title: HERALDRY IN ENGLAND
Author: Anthony Wagner
Contents: 15 colour plates; 0ne black-and-white illustration in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: November 1946
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 15pp.
Printer (text): Curwen Press Ltd
Printer (colour plates): Edmund Evans Ltd (blocks made by Engravers Guild Ltd)
Price: 2/6d
K23
Series No.: K23
Title: POISONOUS FUNGI
Author: John Ramsbottom
Colour plates: Rose Ellenby
Contents: 16 colour plates; 4 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Joy Jarvis
Date Published: December 1945
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
K24
Series No.: K24
Title: BIRDS OF THE SEA
Author: R. M. Lockley
Colour plates: R. B. Talbot Kelly
Contents: 24 colour plates; 2 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover design: by Enid Marx
Date Published: December 1945
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): Adams Bros. and Shardlow Ltd (blocks made by S. S. Offset Ltd)
Price: 2/-
K25
Series No.: K25
Title: UR: THE FIRST PHASES
Author: Leonard Wooley
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: Printed in 1946; listed as published May 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K26
Series No.: K26
Title: A BOOK OF TOYS
Author: Gwen White
Colour plates: Gwen White
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Gwen White
Date Published: December 1946
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 64pp.
Printer (text): Adams Bros. and Shardlow Ltd
Printer (colour plates): S. S. Offset Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K27
Series No.: K27
Title: FLOWERS OF MARSH AND STREAM
Author: Iolo A. Williams
Drawings: Noel Rooke
Contents: 16 colour plates; 3 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Noel Rooke
Date Published: November 1946
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 38pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): The Baynard Press
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K28
Series No.: K28
Title: A HISTORY OF ENGLISH CLOCKS
Author: R. W. Symonds
Contents: 72 photographic plates; 6 line drawings in text
Cover Design: by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis
Date Published: November 1946
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 80pp. + 72pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K29
Series No.: K29
Title: FLOWERS OF THE WOODS
Author: E. J. Salisbury
Contents: 24 colour plates
Cover Design: by Rosemary and Clifford Ellis
Date Published: printed in 1946 and listed as published in April 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K30
Series No.: K30
Title: A SELECTION OF ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD BY THOMAS BEWICK (WITH A NOTE ON HIM BY JOHN RAYNER)
Author: John Rayner
Engravings: Thomas Bewick
Contents: 30 black-and-white plates; 17 illustrations in text; illustrated endpapers
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: April 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 56pp.
Printer (text): Edmund Evans Ltd
Printer (blocks): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K31
Series No.: K31
Title: ENGLISH BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1800 - 1900
Author: Philip James
Contents: 36 plates, 8 in colour; 14 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: September 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 72pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): Edmund Evans Ltd
Printer (plates): (collogravure) Harrison and Sons, (colour) John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K32
Series No.: K32
Title: A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN PROSE, BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS
Author: Charles Dickens
Illustrations: John Leech
Contents: 4 colour plates; 4 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: December 1946
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 138pp.
Printer (text): Spottiswoode Ballantyne and Co; Cover - Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K33
Series No.: K33
Title: RUSSIAN ICONS
Author: David Talbot Rice
Contents: 16 colour plates;
Cover Design: by Enid Marx (corrected)
Date Published: December 1946
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Colour Blocks: made by Siviter Smith Engravers Ltd
Printer (colour plates): George Pulman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K34
Series No.: K34
Title: THE ENGLISH TRADITION IN DESIGN
Author: John Gloag
Contents: 72 photographic plates; 3 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: October 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 72pp.
Printer (text): The Baynard Press
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K35
Series No.: K35
Title: A BOOK OF SPIDERS
Author: W. S. Bristowe
Drawings: A. T. Hollick (previously unpublished 1867-70)
Contents: 24 colour plates; 8 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Mary W. Duncan
Date Published: September 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K36
Series No.: K36
Title: BALLOONING
Author: C. H. Gibbs-Smith
Contents: 32 plates, 14 in colour
Cover Design: by Marian Mahler
Date Published: November 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 32pp.
Printer (text): The Curwen Press
Printer (colour plates): made by John Swain and Son Ltd; printed by Balding and Mansell
Price: 2/6d
K37
Series No.: K37
Title: WILD FLOWERS OF THE CHALK
Author: John Gilmour
Colour plates: Irene Hawkins
Contents: 16 colour plates; one black-and-white illustrations and one map in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: November 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K38
Series No.: K38
Title: COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON
Authors: L. D. Ettlinger and R. G. Holloway
Contents: 16 colour plates; 3 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Hans Schwarz
Date Published: December 1947
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K39
Series No.: K39
Title: WOODCUTS OF ALBRECHT DURER
Author: T. D. Barlow
Contents: 84 black-and-white plates
Cover illustration: woodcut by Albrecht Durer
Date Published: September 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 26pp. + 84pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K40
Series No.: K40
Title: EDWARD GORDON CRAIG DESIGNS FOR THE THEATRE
Author: Janet Leeper
Contents: frontispiece; 40 colour and two-tone plates; 4 illustrations in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: October 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 48pp. + 40pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K41
Series No.: K41
Title: BRITISH BUTTERFLIES
Author: E. B. Ford
Colour Plates: Paxton Chadwick
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Paxton Chadwick
Date Published: October 1951
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K42
Series No.: K42
Title: BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS
Author: James Laver
Contents: 24 colour plates
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: October 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K43
Series No.: K43
Title: A PROSPECT OF WALES
Author: Gwyn Jones
Illustrator: Kenneth Rowntree
Contents: 20 colour plates; 3 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Kenneth Rowntree
Date Published: September 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 20pp.
Printer (text): Silk and Terry Ltd
Printer (plates): made by W. F. Sedgwick Ltd; printed by Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd; cover printed by John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K44
Series No.: K44
Title: TULIPOMANIA
Author: Wilfrid Blunt
Water Colours: Alexander Marshal (17th century)
Contents: 16 plates; 3 line drawings in text
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: October 1950
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): Silk and Terry Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K45
Series No.: K45
Title: UNKNOWN WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Author: Lawrence E. Tanner
Photographs: R. P. Howgrave-Graham
Contents: 64 photographic plates
Date Published: November 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 64pp.
Printer (text): Baynard Press
Printer (plates): Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K46
Series No.: K46
Title: HIGHLAND DRESS
Author: George F. Collie
Colour plates: McIan's The Clans of the Scottish Highlands
Contents: 24 colour plates; 2 black-and-white illustrations in text
Date Published: November 1948
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K47
Series No.: K47
Title: BRITISH REPTILES AND AMPHIBIA
Author: Malcolm Smith
Colour plates: Paxton Chadwick
Contents: 16 colour plates; 6 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Paxton Chadwick
Date Published: June 1949
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): Silk and Terry Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K48
Series No.: K48
Title: A BOOK OF SCRIPTS
Author: Alfred Fairbank
Contents: 64 plates in black and white,13 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Jan Tschichold, adapted from Juan de Yciar, 1547.
Date Published: November 1949
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 64pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K49
Series No.: K49
Title: SOME BRITISH BEETLES
Author: Geoffrey Taylor
Colour plates: Vere Temple
Contents: 24 colour plates; 4 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Vere Temple
Date Published: printed in 1948, listed as published in June 1949
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K50
Series No.: K50
Title: POPULAR ART IN THE UNITED STATES
Author: Erwin O. Christensen
Colour plates: from the Index of American Design National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Contents: 32 plates, colour and black-and-white
Cover design: by Alice Stearns
Date Published: printed in 1948, listed as published in June 1949
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 32pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d
K51
Series No.: K51
Title: LIFE IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE
Introductory Essay: Noel Carrington
Lithographs: Edward Bawden
Contents: 16 lithographs; 6 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Edward Bawden
Date Published: June 1949
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer: The Curwen Press
Printer (cover): Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
K52
Series No.: K52
Title: THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Author: Barbara Jones
Illustrator: Barbara Jones
Contents: 16 colour plates; 5 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Clifford Barry
Date Published: July 1950
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K53
Series No.: K53
Title: FLOWERS OF THE MEADOW
Author: Geoffrey Grigson
Colour plates: Robin Tanner
Contents: 24 colour plates
Cover Design: by Robin Tanner
Date Published: June 1950
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 24pp.
Printer (text): The Curwen Press
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K54
Series No.: K54
Title: GREEK TERRACOTTAS
Author: T. B. L. Webster
Contents: 54 collogravure plates
Cover Design: by Enid Marx
Date Published: printed in 1950 and listed as published in April 1951
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 54pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (collogravure plates): Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/-
K55
Series No.: K55
Title: ROMNEY MARSH
Author: John Piper
Illustrator: John Piper
Contents: 16 colour plates; 17 black-and-white illustrations in text
Date Published: May 1950
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K56
Series No.: K56
Title: EARLY BRITISH RAILWAYS
Author: Christian Barman
Contents: 16 reproductions of old prints; 4 line drawings in text
Cover Design: by Enid Marx
Date Published: May 1950
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): Robert Cunningham and Sons Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K57
Series No.: K57
Title: A BOOK OF MOSSES
Author: Paul Richards
Colour plates: Johannes Hedwig's Descriptio Muscorum
Contents: 16 plates; 3 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Paxton Chadwick
Date Published: July 1950
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 40pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/-
K58
Series No.: K58
Title: A BOOK OF DUCKS
Author: Phyllis Barclay-Smith
Colour plates: Peter Shepheard
Contents: 16 colour plates; 19 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Peter Shepheard
Date Published: April 1951
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
K59
Series No.: K59
Title: ACKERMANN'S CAMBRIDGE
Author: Reginald Ross Williamson
Colour plates: from A History of the University of Cambridge, its Colleges, Halls and Public Buildings, 1815.
Contents: 20 colour plates
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: June 1951
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 20pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 4/-
K60
Series No.: K60
Title: THE CROWN JEWELS
Author: Oliver Warner
Colour plates: Paxton Chadwick
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Paxton Chadwick
Date Published: June 1951
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 4/-
K61
Series No.: K61
Title: AN ATLAS OF TUDOR ENGLAND AND WALES
Author: E. G. R. Taylor
Colour plates: John Speed's Pocket Atlas of 1627
Contents: 40 plates
Date Published: June 1951
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 40pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
K62
Series No.: K62
Title: MEDIEVAL CARVINGS IN EXETER CATHEDRAL
Author: C. J. P. Cave
Illustrated: photography by C. J. P. Cave
Commentary: Nikolaus Pevsner on the art of Exeter carvers
Contents: 64 photographic plates; 2 illustrations in text
Date Published: May 1953
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 46pp. + 64pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (photogravure plates): Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
K63
Series No.: K63
Title: A BOOK OF GREEK COINS
Author: Charles Seltman
Contents: 48 photogravure plates; and a map (by William Grimmond)
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Vignette: on title page by Thomas Morris
Date Published: November 1952
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 48pp.
Printer (text): Robert Cunningham and Sons Ltd
Printer (photogravure plates): Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
K64
Series No.: K64
Title: MAGIC BOOKS FROM MEXICO
Author: C. A. Burland
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by William Grimmond
Date Published: February 1953
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
K65
Series No.: K65
Title: SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES
Author: N. Wooster
Colour plates: Arthur Smith
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Arthur Smith
Date Published: printed in 1952, listed as published in May 1953
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
K66
Series No.: K66
Title: BIRDS OF LA PLATA
Author: W. H. Hudson
Introduction: Richard Curle
Colour plates: S. Magno
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Sarah Nechamkin
Date Published: April 1952
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 30pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
K67
Series No.: K67
Title: MOUNTAIN BIRDS
Author: R. A. Coombes
Colour plates: G. E. Lodge
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: Reproduced from a patterned paper in the collection of Olga Hirsch
Date Published: November 1952
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
K68
Series No.: K68
Title: ANIMALS IN STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY
Author: Bernard Rackham
Colour plates: Peggy Jeremy
Contents: 16 colour plates, 4 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Peggy Jeremy
Date Published: September 1953
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K69
Series No.: K69
Title: ACKERMANN'S OXFORD
Notes by: H. M. Colvin
Colour plates: from Rudolph Ackermann's A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, 1814, and James Ingram's Memorials of Oxford, 1837
Contents: 16 colour plates, 8 black-and-white plates
Cover Design: by Gordon Cullen
Date Published: May 1954
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 36pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K70
Series No.: K70
Title: THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again
Author: William Cowper
Illustrations: Ronald Searle
Contents: 43 black-and-white illustrations (pen and wash printed gravure); one in clour on the cover
Cover illustration: by Ronald Searle
Cover lettering: John Brinkley
Date Published: November 1953
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 46pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Printer (cover): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
K71
Series No.: K71
Title: EGYPTIAN PAINTINGS
Author: Nina M. Davies
Illustrations: Nina M. Davies
Contents: 16 colour plates, 3 black-and-white figures in text
Cover Design: by Patricia Lyle
Date Published: May 1954
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K72
Series No.: K72
Title: MISERICORDS MEDIEVAL LIFE IN ENGLISH WOODCARVING
Author: M. D. Anderson
Contents: 48 photographic plates, 2 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Berthold Wolpe
Date Published: October 1954
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 48pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (gravure plates): Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
K73
Series No.: K73
Title: THE PICTURE OF CRICKET
Author: John Arlott
Contents: 16 colour or black-and white plates; 5 black-and-white illustrations in text
Cover Design: by Lynton Lamb
Date Published: May 1955
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K74
Series No.: K74
Title: WOODLAND BIRDS
Author: Phyllis Barclay-Smith
Illustrations: Peter Shepheard
Contents: 16 colour plates
Cover Design: by Peter Shepheard
Date Published: November 1955
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Technical Editor: R. B. Fishenden
Pages: 32pp. + 16pp.
Printer (text): William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K75
Series No.: K75
Title: MONUMENTAL BRASSES
Author: James Mann
Contents: 32 plates (in black and 'brass colour')
Cover Design: by John Griffiths
Date Published: November 1957
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Pages: 40pp. + 32pp.
Printer (text): R. and R. Clark Ltd
Printer (colour plates): John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 5/-
K76
Series No.: K76
Title: THE SCULPTURE OF THE PARTHENON
Author: P. E. Corbett
Contents: 40 black-and-white plates; 7 line drawings and plans in text
Date Published: July 1959
Editor: N. B. L. Pevsner
Pages: 40pp. + 40pp.
Printer (text): Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Printer (plates): Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 5/-



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