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ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK SOCIETY




THIS PAGE 'ACO' ACO1 - ACO13





The society comprised a group of leading British publishers who worked with the British Council to assist overseas readers by producing books which were 'Aids to English'. Only a few titles were published by Penguin under this imprint, the first: The Complete Plain Words by Ernest Gower was issued simultaneously in April 1962 as both an English Language Book Society publication and as a Pelican, no. A554. About half of the books were originally published in the Reference series. ACO13 was published in 1968, A Dictionary of Psychology originally written by James Drever and subsequently revised by Harvey Wallenstein.




Information and cover photographs of the English Language Book Society Series:

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ACO01
Series No.: ACO01
Title: THE COMPLETE PLAIN WORDS
Author: Ernest Gowers
Date Published: April 1962


First Published: as a Pelican, No. 'A554'
Cover design: by Romek Marber
Date Published: April 1962
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
ACO02
Series No.: ACO02
Title: THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT
Author: Kenneth Mackenzie
Date Published: September 1962


First Published: as a Pelican, No. 'A208'
Date Published: January 1950
Illustrations: 8 pages of photographic plates
Pages: 208pp. + 8pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
ACO03
Series No.: ACO03
Title: A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
Author: Ifor Evans
Date Published: June 1963


First Published: as a Pelican, No. 'A72'
Date Published: 24 July 1940
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 6d
ACO 4
Series No.: ACO 4
Title: THE PENGUIN CAR HANDBOOK
Author: Robert Ireson
Date Published: December 1963


First Published: as a Penguin Handbook, No. 'PH55'
Date Published: March 1960
Cover design: Erwin Fabian
Illustrations: 146 diagrams within text;
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 6/-
ACO05
Series No.: ACO05
Title: METALS IN THE SERVICE OF MAN
Authors: Arthur Street and William Alexander
Date Published: May 1964


First Published: as a Pelican, No. 'A125'
Date Published: March 1944
Illustrations: 46 figures by Francis Coudrill, 8 pages of photographs containing 20 plates
Pages: 192pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd; Collogravure by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 9d
ACO06
Series No.: ACO06
Title: A DICTIONARY OF BIOLOGY
Authors: M. Abercrombie, C. J. Hickman and M. L. Johnson
Date Published: October 1964


First Published: as Penguin Reference Book, No. 'R3'
Date Published: February 1951
Illustrations: 10 figures in text
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
ACO07
Series No.: ACO07
Title: A DICTIONARY OF SCIENCE Definitions and Explanations of Terms used in Chemistry, Physics, and Elementary Mathematics
Authors: E. B. Uvarov and D. R. Chapman
Date Published: November 1964


First Published: as Penguin Reference Book, No. 'R1'
1st Edition Author: E. B. Uvarov
Date Published: 1944
2nd Edition Authors: E. B. Uvarov and D. R. Chapman
Revised 3rd Edition: by Alan Isaacs, 1964

Cover Design: Fletcher/Forbes/Gill
Pages: 336pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 5/-

ACO08
Series No.: ACO08
Title: THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
Compiled: by J. M. and M. J. Cohen
Date Published: November 1964


First Published: as Penguin Reference Book, No. 'R16'
Date Published: September 1960
Pages: 666pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
ACO09
Series No.: ACO09
Title: INTRODUCING SCIENCE
Author: Alan Isaacs
Date Published: 1965


First Published: as Pelican, No. 'A562'
Date Published: January 1963
Illustration: 48 figures in text
Cover design: by Bruce Robertson, photograph U.S.I.S.
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 5/-
ACO10
Series No.: ACO10
Title: ANIMAL FARM A Fairy Story
Author: George Orwell
Date Published: 1965


First Published: as Penguin Book, No. '838'
Date Published: July 1951
Type: Fiction
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
ACO11
Series No.: ACO11
Title: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
Author: J. A. Hadfield
Date Published: 1965


First Published: as a Pelican, No. 'A531'
Date Published: April 1962
Cover design: by Derek Birdsall
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 5/-
ACO12
Series No.: ACO12
Title: A DICTIONARY OF MODERN HISTORY 1789 - 1945
Author: A. W. Palmer
Date Published: 1965


First Published: as Penguin Reference Book, No. 'R26'
Date Published: January 1964
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 5/-
ACO13
Series No.: ACO13
Title: A DICTIONARY OF PSYCHOLOGY
Author: James Drever
Revised: by Harvey Wallenstein
Date Published: 1968


First Published: as Penguin Reference Book, No. 'R5'
1st Edition Published: January 1952
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.

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