1950s orange and green Penguin book collection
A set of four vintage books - three orange and one green Penguin book, dating from the 1950s, with varying cover designs indicating their age. A unique and eclectic set of books, they not only making an intriguing read but they look great too.
The collection includes:
- The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White (A Crime Club Choice) which Alfred Hitchcock turned into the film "The Lady Vanishes". First published in 1936 this is a 1955 edition.
- The Astonishing History of Troy Town by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch first published in 1888, this is a first edition for Penguin published in 1950. A diverting comedy in a Cornish setting, telling of the lives, loves and adventures of a small costal town.
- Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker, first published in 1940 this is a first edition for Penguin published in 1950. As part of a prank a letter is sent to an imaginary character Miss Hargreaves. Imagine the surprise when not only is a reply sent but then Miss Hargreaves herself turns up. All sounds very intriguing!
- The Purple Plain by HE Bates, first published in 1948 this edition is from 1956, set in Burma and inspired by his war experiences in the East.
All the books are in vintage condition. There is some discolouration to the spines, particularly to Miss Hargreaves and browning to the pages from age. There are brown spots on the covers of the books and a tear to the spine of The Purple Plain. There is some sellotape to the inside cover of The Wheel Spins.
Please look at the photos for more details of condition. A fabulous gift for any reader and vintage lover. Also look lovely displayed as a group. I have other Pelican and Penguin books available.