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PELICAN CLASSICS




THIS PAGE 'AC' AC1 - AC 32





This series began in September 1968 with the publication of AC1 The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. However, with both 'Pelicans' and 'Classics' already existing - there was difficulty in estblishing a clear niche. By the early 1970's, with just over 20 books produced the series became less frequent and only about 30 titles were produced in total.




Information and cover photographs of Pelican Classics Series:

AC 1
Series No.: AC 1
Title: ORIGIN OF SPECIES by means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life
Author: Charles Darwin
Edited: and with an introduction by J. W. Burrow
Cover design: shows detail from a 4th Century mosiac (National Museum, Naples)
Date Published: September 1968
Pages: 478pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
AC 2
Series No.: AC 2
Title: LEVIATHAN
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Edited: and with an introduction by C. B. Macpherson
Cover design: based on detail from the engraved page of the first edition of 'Leviathan' (British Museum, London)
Date Published: September 1968
Pages: 736pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 50p 10/-
AC 3
Series No.: AC 3
Title: REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event
Author: Edmund Burke
Edited: and with an introduction by Conor Cruise O'Brien
Cover: shows detail from 'The Tree of Freedom 1789' (Musée Carnavalet)
Date Published: April 1969
Pages: 400pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 7/-
AC 4
Series No.: AC 4
Title: ON WAR
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Edited: by Anatol Rapoport
Cover: shows part of a silver chess set by Man Ray, photograph by Joly-Cardot
Date Published: September 1968
Pages: 464pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 8/-
AC 5
Series No.: AC 5
Title: THE ABC OF COMMUNISM
Author: N. Bukharin and E. Preobrazhensky
Edited with introduction: by E. H. Carr
Translated: from the Russian by Eden and Cedar Paul
Cover: shows detail from a Russian poster of 1922 for proletarian dictatorship (in private collection)
Date Published: April 1969
Pages: 482pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-

Image and additional information courtesy of Jim Eager
AC 6
Series No.: AC 6
Title: COMPLETE WORKS
Author: George Saville, First Marquess of Halifax
Edited: and with an introduction by J. P. Kenyon
Cover design: shows detail from a portrait of George Saville, First Marquess of Halifax by an unknown artist (National Portrait Gallery)
Date Published: April 1969
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
AC 7
Series No.: AC 7
Title: A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE
Author: David Hume
Edited: by Ernest C. Mossner
Cover: shows detail from a portrait of David Hume by Allan Ramsay, (Scottish National Gallery), photograph by Tom Scott
Date Published: October 1969
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 30p 6/-
AC 8
Series No.: AC 8
Title: A NEW VIEW OF SOCIETY AND REPORT TO THE COUNTY OF LANARK
Author: Robert Owen
Edited: by V. A. C. Gatrell
Date Published: March 1970
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 35p 7/-
AC 9
Series No.: AC 9
Title: THE AMERICAN DEMOCRAT
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Edited: by George Dekker and Larry Johnston
Cover: shows detail from 'The Old House of Representatives', 1822, by Samuel Breese Morse
Date Published: October 1969
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 30p 6/-
AC10
Series No.: AC10
Title: MAN VERSUS THE STATE
Author: Herbert Spencer
Edited and introduction: by Donald MacRae
Cover: shows detail from 'Design for a Lighthouse' by Boullée (Collection Martelli, Florence)
Date Published: March 1970 [printed date: 1969]
Pages: 350pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-

Image and additional information courtesy of Jim Eager
AC11
Series No.: AC11
Title: RIGHTS OF MAN
Author: Thomas Paine
Edited: by Henry Collins
Cover: shows detail from 'Election Scene, Catonsville, Baltimore County', c.1860 by Alfred Jacob Miller (Concoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)
Date Published: October 1969
Pages: 312pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 35p 7/-
AC12
Series No.: AC12
Title: THE WEALTH OF NATIONS
Author: Adam Smith
Edited: by Andrew Skinner
Cover: photograph by Hawkley Studio of a medal issued in 1797 to commemorate 'The Wealth of Nations'
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 844pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 50p 10/-
AC13
Series No.: AC13
Title: THE HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN (Books I and III): The Reigns of James I and Charles I
Author: David Hume
Edited: by Duncan Forbes
Cover: shows detail from Weesop's imaginary reconstruction of the execution of Charles I (loan, Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 692pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 65p 13/-
AC14
Series No.: AC14
Title: THE DISCOURSES
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Edited: and with an introduction by Bernard Crick
Revised: by Brian Richardson
Translated: using translation by Leslie J. Walker
Cover: design by Germano Facetti, shows a detail from 'Martyrdom of Savonarola' by an unknown Florentine painter (Museo San Marco, Florence)
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 544pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 50p 10/-
AC15
Series No.: AC15
Title: THE THEORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
Author: W. Stanley Jevons
Edited: by R. D. Collison Black
Date Published: October 1970
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 35p 7/-
AC16
Series No.: AC16
Title: THE FABLE OF THE BEES
Author: Bernard Mandeville
Edited: by Phillip Harth
Date Published: October 1970
Pages: 416pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
AC17
Series No.: AC17
Title: PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY: With Some of their Applications to Social Philosophy (Books IV and V)
Author: John Stuart Mill
Edited: with an introduction by Donald Winch
Date Published: October 1970
Pages: 392pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
AC18
Series No.: AC18
Title: ESSAYS ON POPULATION: AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION and A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION
Author: Thomas Robert Malthus
Edited: with an introduction by Anthony Flew
Cover: shows detail from 'Feast of Venus' by Titian
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 296pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 35p 7/-
AC19
Series No.: AC19
Title: PRINCIPLE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND TAXATION
Author: David Ricardo
Edited: by R. M. Hartwell
Cover: shows detail from 'The Money Changer' by Marinus von Reymerswaele
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 432pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
AC20
Series No.: AC20
Title: CHARLES BOOTH'S LONDON: A Portrait of the Poor at the Turn of the Century drawn from his Life and Labour of the People in London
Selected and edited: by Albert Fried and Richard M. Elman
Foreword: by Raymond Williams
Cover: design by Germano Facetti using a contemporary photograph in Mansell Collection
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 446pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 50p 10/-
AC21
Series No.: AC21
Title: MUTUAL AID AND THE CONQUEST OF BREAD
Author: Peter Kropotkin
Edited: by Paul Avrick
Date Published:
Pages:
Printer:
Price:
AC22
Series No.: AC22
Title: CONCERNING: THE CITY OF GOD against the Pagans
Author: Augustine
Translated: by Henry Bettenson
Introduction: by David Knowles
Cover: design by Germano Facetti shows a detail from the 'World Chronicle' by Ekkehard von Aura (State Library, Berlin)
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 1,098pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: £1.50
AC23
Series No.: AC23
Title: THE LAW OF FREEDOM and other Writings
Author: Gerrard Winstanley
Edited: with an introduction by Christopher Hill
Cover: design by Germano Facetti shows an engraving taken froma Levellers' broadsheet of 1649
Date Published: 1973
Pages: 400pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: £75p
AC24
Series No.: AC24
Title: THE UNKNOWN MAYHEW: Selections from the Morning Chronicle 1849-50
Author: Henry Mayhew
Edited: with introductions by E. P. Thompson and Eileen Yeo
Cover: shows detail from an engraving by Gustave Doré
Date Published: 1973
Pages: 592pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: £1.00
AC26
Series No.: AC26
Title: THE POOR LAW REPORT OF 1834
Edited: with an introduction by S.G. and E. O. A. Checkland
Cover: shows an engraving from Mayhew's London of The Kitchen, Fox Court, Gray's Inn Lane
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 520pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: £1.00
AC27
Series No.: AC27
Title: AN ESSAY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (The Edition of 1845)
Author: John Henry Newman
Edited: with an introduction by J. M. Cameron
Cover: shows a water-colour prortrait of Newman painted in 1845 by Sir William Ross (Keeble College, Oxford)
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 456pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 70p
AC28
Series No.: AC28
Title: ON LIBERTY
Author: John Stuart Mill
Edited: with an introduction by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Cover: shows detail of a caricature of J. S. Mill by 'Spy', from the Vanity Fair Album of 1873, photograph by Mary Evans
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 50p
AC29
Series No.: AC29
Title: A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Edited: with an introduction by Miriam Brody Kramnick
Cover: shows the frontispiece to 'Visions of the Daughters of Albion' by William Blake (British Museum, London), photograph by John Freeman
Date Published: 1975
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: £1.00
AC30
Series No.: AC30
Title: ENQUIRY CONCERNING POLITICAL JUSTICE and its Influence on Modern Morals and Happiness
Author: William Godwin
Edited: by Isaac Kramnick
Cover: shows a cartoon 'Universal Suffrage or the Scum Uppermost-!!!' by George Cruickshank, photograph by Rodney Todd-White
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 832pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: £2.25
AC31
Series No.: AC31
Title: HIPPOCRATIC WRITINGS
Author: Hippocrates and others
Edited: by G. E. R. Lloyd
Date Published: 1978
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: £1.95
AC32
Series No.: AC32
Title: COMMON SENSE
Author: Thomas Paine
Edited: with an introduction by Isaac Kramnick
Cover: shows detail of the Bennington Flag of 1776, the first raised after the Declaration of Independence (Bennington Museum, Vermont)
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 60p




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