I spent the weekend reorganising my Penguin Book collection. I had a lot of non Penguin books on the shelves and I removed these in order to spread the Penguins out a bit more. I currently have them filed on top of each other so tightly that when I'd add more to the collection I could not fit them in. So I put the non Penguins in a box and though I'm not happy they're in a couple of boxes I will try to get them read so I can either sell them or give them away to make room for the Penguins.
I would really like the library room to just be Penguins including the various series of them. These are the books I found in Melbourne. They are from different series and different time frames as you can tell by their covers.
|These are from the earlier series of Penguins (1940's to 1950's.|
|These Penguins were in the later series as you can tell from the variety of covers.|
|These were also from the later series and there are some humorous books in this batch.|
|L to R: The Penguin music scores which have beautiful covers, Typee is from the Penguin Illustrated Classics and the|
George Meredith book is one of the Penguin Hardcover copies made especially for libraries. Bigger print and hardcover.
|These books are from late in the series. They number as 2000 plus and were published in the late 1960's for the most part.|
These are from the children's books, The Puffin series. All are first published Puffins and I only pick them up if they are firsts and low in price. I can't afford to collect the Puffins from book shops where they usually cost more. I found these in Melbourne and they were reasonably priced so I picked them up because I like t heir covers so much.
I would love to know if you have read any of them as some are obscure. On a Spring day while the wrens played in the back door I was happily organising all my shelves with my new Penguins. Little pleasures, eh?