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THE PENGUIN GUIDES Series


'G' 1 - 18





The Penguin Guides began in March 1939 with the first Guide, G1 Kent, Sussex and Surrey. The first six volumes were all produced at the same time. In September 1939 war was declared, and the production of maps for public sale was suspended. Maps could be used by the enemy! Each volume contained 8 pages of colour printed 'Touring Maps' and some also contained sketch maps of towns.

After the war, production was resumed and another seven volumes published until March 1950. There was then a gap of some five years before the 'New Series' was published with G14 Kent. Unlike its predecessors, it did not contain maps.



Information and cover photographs of the PENGUIN GUIDES series:

Number: G1
Series No.: G1
Title: KENT, SUSSEX AND SURREY
Author: S. E. Winbolt
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours; plus street plans (sketches) for 8 towns
Date Published: 28 March 1939
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: G2
Series No.: G2
Title: SOMERSET
Author: S. E. Winbolt
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours; plus street plans (sketches) for 3 towns
Date Published: 28 March 1939
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: G3
Series No.: G3
Title: CORNWALL
Author: J. W. Lambert
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours; plus street plan (sketch) for 1 town
Date Published: 28 March 1939
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: G4
Series No.: G4
Title: DEVON
Author: F. L. and E. A. Loveridge
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours; plus street plans (sketches) for 3 towns
Date Published: 28 March 1939
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: G5
Series No.: G5
Title: DEVON
Author: F. C. Mutton
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours; plus street plans (sketches) for 4 towns
Date Published: 28 March 1939
Pages: 128pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: G6
Series No.: G6
Title: LAKE DISTRICT
Author: W. T. Palmer
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours; plus street plans (sketches) for 2 towns
Date Published: 28 March 1939
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: G7
Series No.: G7
Title: SUFFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Author: Claude J. W. Messent
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: March 1949
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-


Second image: of Dust Jacket
Number: G8
Series No.: G8
Title: NORFOLK AND THE ISLE OF ELY
Author: Elizabeth M. Harland
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: April 1949
Pages: 248pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 2/-


Second image: of Dust Jacket
Number: G9
Series No.: G9
Title: WILTSHIRE AND DORSET
Author: Nesta Howard and Spencer Underwood
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: April 1949
Pages: 248pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 2/-


Second image: of Dust Jacket
Number: G10
Series No.: G10
Title: HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Author: S. E. Winbolt and R. L. P. Jowitt
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: March 1949
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: G11
Series No.: G11
Title: HERTFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Author: S. E. Winbolt
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: March 1949
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: G12
Series No.: G12
Title: NORTH WALES
Author: W. T. Palmer
Editor: L. Russell Muirhead
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: March 1949
Pages: 160pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: G13
Series No.: G13
Title: BERKSHIRE AND OXFORDSHIRE
Author: W. T. Palmer
Touring maps: contains an atlas of 8 pages of Bartholomew's maps in three colours
Date Published: March 1950
Pages: 224pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-


Second image: of Dust Jacket
Number: G14
Series No.: G14
'New Series'
Title: KENT
Author: F. R. Banks
Map at front
Date Published: July 1955
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: G15
Series No.: G15
'New Series'
Title: SURREY
Author: F. R. Banks
Map at front
Date Published: March 1956
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.

Number: G16
Series No.: G16
'New Series'
Title: SUSSEX
Author: F. R. Banks
Map at front and back
Date Published: May 1957
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-

Number: G17
Series No.: G17
'New Series'
Title: LONDON
Author: F. R. Banks
Map at front; 9 street plans at back; and fold-out underground map attached to inside back cover
Date Published: May 1958
Pages: 512pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 6/-

Number: G18
Series No.: G18
'New Series'
Title: WARWICKSHIRE AND THE SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY
Author: F. R. Banks
Maps at front
Date Published: April 1960
Pages: 376pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-




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