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PELICAN BOOKS (NEW YORK)
PENGUINS IN AMERICA






THIS PAGE American Pelicans P1 - P25
also PLAYS of Bernard Shaw and Penguin Guides (G1)


See also other American Penguins:
Penguin Books (New York) 501 - 599 (page 1)
Penguin Books (New York) 600 - 659 [Penguin Signet 660-661] (page 2) 'S-US' Fighting Forces - Penguin Specials USA
'AB' Pelican Shakespeare (U.S.) (AB1 - AB38)





Penguin began its own American imprint in 1942, having opened its New York Office Penguin Books (New York) in 1940. After the war, it established its own series of PELICAN BOOKS, and went on to produce 25 volumes between 1946 and 1948 before transferring the Series to the 'New American Library of World Literature Inc.' - when it continued for a further 4 volumes (M26 - M29) as 'Pelican Mentor Books', before transferring completely to Mentor Books.

On this page are also listed the books printed by Penguin Books Inc., Baltimore, in the Plays by Bernard Shaw series. This began with Caesar and Cleopatra published in April 1951 as No. 1. The books initially had the look of the British plain cover versions.




Information and cover photographs of Pelican Books (New York) Series:

P1 (USA)
Series No.: P1 (USA)
Title: PUBLIC OPINION
Author: Walter Lippmann
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: January 1946
Pages: 324pp.
Price: 25¢
P2 (USA)
Series No.: P2 (USA)
Title: PATTERNS OF CULTURE
Author: Ruth Benedict
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: January 1946
Pages: 272pp.
Price: 25¢
P3 (USA)
Series No.: P3 (USA)
Title: YOU AND MUSIC
Author: Christian Darnton
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: January 1946
Pages: 180pp.
Price: 25¢
P4 (USA)
Series No.: P4 (USA)
Title: THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF THE SUN Stellar Evolution and subatomic energy
Author: George Gamow
Illustrations: 16 pages of black-and-white photographs; figures in text
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946 [printed date: December 1945]
Pages: 220pp. + 16pp.
Price: 25¢
P5 (USA)
Series No.: P5 (USA)
Title: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE: ANTI-SEMITISM
Author: James Parks
Date Published: 1946
P6 (USA)
Series No.: P6 (USA)
Title: WHAT HAPPENED IN HISTORY
Author: V. Gordon Childe
Date Published: 1946
P7 (USA)
Series No.: P7 (USA)
Title: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF SEX
Author: Kenneth Walker
Date Published: 1946
P8 (USA)
Series No.: P8 (USA)
Title: MATHEMATICIAN'S DELIGHT
Author: W. W. Sawyer
Date Published: 1946
P9 (USA)
Series No.: P9 (USA)
Title: THE WEATHER
Authors: Raymond Bush and George Kimble
Illustrations: 16 pages of black-and-white photographs
Date Published: May 1946
Pages: 186pp. + 16pp.
Price: 25¢
P10 (USA)
Series No.: P10 (USA)
Title: AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE WORLD ECONOMY
Author: Alvin H. Hansen
Date Published: 1946
P11 (USA)
Series No.: P11 (USA)
Title: HEREDITY, RACE AND SOCIETY
Authors: Th. Dobzhansky and L. C. Dunn
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: November 1946
Pages: 122pp.
Later re-issued as P23
P12 (USA)
Series No.: P12 (USA)
Title: THE STORY OF HUMAN BIRTH
Author: Alan Frank Guttmacher
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: January 1947
Pages: 214pp.
P13 (USA)
Series No.: P13 (USA)
Title: THOMAS JEFFERSON ON DEMOCRACY
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Edited: by Saul K. Padover
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1947 [printed date: 1946]
Pages: 186pp.
P14 (USA)
Series No.: P14 (USA)
Title: INTRODUCING SHAKESPEARE
Author: G. B. Harrison
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: February 1947
Pages: 122pp.
P15 (USA)
Series No.: P15 (USA)
Title: EMERSON: THE BASIC WRITINGS OF AMERICA'S SAGE
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edited: by Eduard C. Lindeman
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1947
Pages: 184pp.
P16 (USA)
Series No.: P16 (USA)
Title: THE PERSONALITY OF ANIMALS
Author: H. Munro Fox
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: April 1947
Pages: 120pp.
P17 (USA)
Series No.: P17 (USA)
Title: HUMAN BREEDING AND SURVIVAL
Authors: Guy Irving Burch and Elmer Pendell
Date Published: 1947
P18 (USA)
Series No.: P18 (USA)
Title: IS MARRIAGE NECESSARY?
Author: George H. Bartlett
Date Published: 1947
P19 (USA)
Series No.: P19 (USA)
Title: GOOD READING
Date Published: 1947
P20 (USA)
Series No.: P20 (USA)
Title: AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ARCHITECTURE
Authors: Elizabeth B. Mock and J. M. Richards
Illustration: 50 photographs on 32 pages
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: September 1947
Pages: 136pp. + 32pp.
Price: 35¢
P21 (USA)
Series No.: P21 (USA)
Title: THE ODYSSEY
Author: Homer
Translated: by E. V. Rieu
Date Published: 1947
Previously published as No. 613 Penguin Books (New York)
P22 (USA)
Series No.: P22 (USA)
Title: RELIGION AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM
Author: R. H. Tawney
Date Published: 1947
P23 (USA)
Series No.: P23 (USA)
Title: HEREDITY, RACE AND SOCIETY
Author: Th. Dobzhansky and L. C. Dunn
Date Published: 1947
Previously published as P11
P24 (USA)
Series No.: P24 (USA)
Title: SWEDEN: THE MIDDLE WAY
Author: Marquis W. Childs
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: January 1948
Pages: 180pp.
Price: 35¢
P25 (USA)
Series No.: P25 (USA)
Title: PHILOSOPHY IN A NEW KEY: A study in the symbolism of reason, rite and art
Author: Susanne K. Langer
Cover design: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1948
Pages: 248pp.
Price: 35¢



Last of the American books produced by 'Pelican Books (New York)'




M26 (USA)
Series transferred to the 'American Library of World Literature Inc.' and continued as PELICAN MENTOR BOOKS for Nos. M26 - M29. After that they were published simply as 'Mentor Books'.



Series No.: M26 (USA)
Title:
Author:
Date Published: 1948
Guide 1 (USA)
Series No.: G 1 (USA)
Title: THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA
Edited: by Carl Maas
Illustration: with 33 photographs on 16 pages
Date Published: July 1947
Pages: 128pp. + 16pp.
Price: 25¢
GBS1 (USA)


PLAYS by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW





Series No.: GBS1 (USA)
Title: CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: April 1951 (USA)
Pages: 136pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 25¢

Second image of a copy printed in February 1957 (price 50¢)
GBS2 (USA)


Series No.: GBS2 (USA)
Title: PYGMALION
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: April 1951 (USA)
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 25¢

Second image of copy printed in September 1956 (price 50¢)
GBS3 (USA)
Series No.: GBS3 (USA)
Title: SAINT JOAN
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: April 1951 (USA)
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 25¢
GBS4 (USA)


Series No.: GBS4 (USA)
Title: MAJOR BARBARA - A Screen Version
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: April 1951 (USA)
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 25¢
Image of September impression (price 35¢).

Second image of copy printed in February 1957 (price 50¢)
GBS5 (USA)
Series No.: GBS5 (USA)
Title: ANDROCLES AND THE LION: An old Fable Renovated by Bernard Shaw
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: September 1951 (USA)
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 35¢
GBS6 (USA)


Series No.: GBS6 (USA)
Title: ARMS AND THE MAN - A Pleasant Play
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: September 1952 (USA)
Pages: 80pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 35¢

Second image of the 1965 printing (price 50¢)
GBS7 (USA)


Series No.: GBS7 (USA)
Title: CANDIDA - A Pleasant Play
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: September 1952 (USA)
Pages: 80pp.
Printer: The Rumford Press
Price: 35¢

Second image of the November 1956 printing (price 35¢)
GBS8 (USA)
Series No.: GBS8 (USA)
Title: MAN AND SUPERMAN: A Comedy and a Philosophy
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: October 1952 (USA)
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: The Colonial Press Inc.
Price: 50¢
GBS9 (USA)
Series No.: GBS9 (USA)
Title: THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA: A Tragedy
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: September 1954 (USA)
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: (in USA)
Price: 50¢
GBS10 (USA)
Series No.: GBS10 (USA)
Title: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: 1955 (USA)
Pages: 94pp.
Image of the 1958 printing (price 35¢)
GBS11 (USA)
Series No.: GBS11 (USA)
Title: SEVEN ONE-ACT PLAYS - Overruled; The Man of Destiny; How He Lied to Her Husband; Passion, Poison, and Petrification; The Dark Lady of the Sonnets; The Admirable Bashville; Village Wooing
Author: Bernard Shaw
Foreword: by R. Martin Browne
Date Published: 1958 (USA)
Pages: 246pp.
Price: 65¢
GBS12 (USA)
Series No.: GBS12 (USA)
Title: THE APPLECART
Author: Bernard Shaw
Date Published: 1956 (USA)
Pages: 128pp.
Price: 50¢






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