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A Selection of Engravings on Wood by Thomas Bewick

By Rayner, John.

Near Fine. Former owner's signature and date;1947 on ff. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Illustrated boards not issued with DW, thus complete. Pp. 56. Illustrated text and dozens of wood engravings. Text printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd. Blocks made by John Swain & Son, Ltd. London. Cover designed by William Grimmond. Introduced during the outbreak of W.W.II, and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Boards

$35.00

British Military Uniforms
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British Military Uniforms

By Laver, James.

London :: Penguin Books,, 1948.. First printing. Fine. A Near Fine Copy. Minor marks to front board, gift inscription to FFL. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Printed boards. Not issued with DW, thus complete. Pp. 37, plus 24 coloured plates of uniforms from 1742 to 1895. Introduced during the outbreak of Second World War and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Boards

$35.00

English Book Illustration 1800-1900

By James, Philip.

London and New York:: Penguin Books, Ltd ,, 1947.. First Edition. Fine. A Near Fine copy. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Illustrated boards not issued with DW, thus complete. Pp. 71, fully illustrated throughout the text plus 16 plates. Text printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd.. Colour plates by John Swain & Son, Ltd. London. Cover design by William Grimmond. Includes Beardsley, Bewick, Blake, Burne-Jones, Caldecott, Carroll, Cruikshank, Crane, Doyle, Greenaway, Houghton, Housman, Lear, Leech, Nicholson, Rossetti, Rowlandson, Ruskin, Tenniel, Thomson, Turner, Whistler Introduced during the outbreak of W.W.II, and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Boards

$35.00

Children as Artists
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Children as Artists

By Tomlinson, RR.

London:: Penguin Books ,, 1947.. New Edition. Fine. Fine. Not issued with D/J, thus complete. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Decorated boards. Pp. 32; introduced by RR Tomlinson, Sr. Inspector of Art to the London County Council. Includes 16 coloured plates and 12 b/w illustrations showing the artwork of English children of all ages and classes. Introduced during the outbreak of W.W.II, and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Boards

$35.00

Ballooning.  A King Penguin Book #36.
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Ballooning. A King Penguin Book #36.

By Gibbs-Smith, CH.

Harmondsworth:: Penguin Books, Ltd,, 1948.. First printing. A Fine Copy. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Printed boards. Not issued with DW, thus complete. Pp. 39, plus 32 coloured plates. Author Gibbs-Smith was Companion Royal Aeronautical Society. Text pages printed at the Curwen Press. Color plates made by john Swain and Son, Ltd, Barnet and printed by Balding and Mansell. Introduced during the outbreak of W.W.II, and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing.

$35.00