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PENGUIN COLLECTORS' SOCIETY 'MISCELLANY' and OTHER Publications




PCS 'Miscellany' and Other









The Penguin Collectors' Society (PCS) was formed in 1974. The PCS published a Newsletter twice a year for its members. The 'Newsletter' eventually became 'The Penguin Collector' and by December 2013 reached issue 81. The Editorial in Miscellany 1 explained that:

"MISCELLANY is an attempt, long discussed, to meet the wishes of Penguin collectors by making readily available once more the most important and enduring material that has appeared in PCSN over the years, taking the opportunity to revise and consolidate where appropriate."

An annual volume was planned.

Additionally, we also include OTHER publications by the Penguin Collectors' Society. Miscellany ceased after No. 13 in 1998. However, PCS had in addition previously published other interesting books, and they continued to do so after 1998. The list below is given in chronological order.

Some copies of the Penguin Collectors' Society publications (New Publications, Miscellany and Other PCS Publications) are available from the PCS website: click here


Information and cover photographs of Penguin Classified Lists Series:

1977
For Penguin Collectors' Society: 1977
Title: CATALOGUE OF PENGUIN BOOKS TO 1956
Date Published: 1977 (100 copies)
Pages: 128pp.

Printer: Cambridge University Library
This book is the forerunner to publications by PCS. It was printed at Cambridge University Library in 1977 and was "reprinted for members of the Penguin Collectors' Society only by Permission of Penguin Books Ltd.". Essentially this is a reprint of the List at the back of Q21, 'The Penguin Story', published in July 1956, which is headed "A COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE PUBLICATIONS OF PENGUIN BOOKS".
PCS:1980
Penguin Collectors' Society: 1980
Title: THE KING PENGUIN SERIES
Author: David J. Hall
Date Published by PCS: May 1980 (300 copies)
Pages: 28pp.
Price: £

Contents:
  • The King Penguin Series
  • Check List
  • PCS:1981
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1981
    Title: SUPPLEMENTARY CATALOGUE OF THE PUBLICATIONS OF PENGUIN BOOKS 1956 - 1971
    Date Published by PCS: serially from November 1981
    Pages: 16pp. nos. 1-4; 28pp no. 5
    Price: 75p. each
    "This list forms a supplement to 'A complete catalogue of publications of Penguin Books' which was first published in The Penguin Story MCMXXXV-MCMLVI by W. E. Williams; Penguin, 1956." The reprint is of selected entries from: Complete catalogue of the publications of Penguin Books Penguin Books, 1970 (published by Penguin Books as Q100)

    The five instalments:
  • 1. Smaller Series I, including Handbooks, Poets, Puffins etc. (1956-1971)
  • 2. Pelican Books A321-A1362 (1956-1971)
  • 3. Penguin Books I, 1068 to 2141 (1956-1964)
  • 4. Penguin Books II, 2142 to 3311 (1964-1971)
  • 5. Smaller Series II including Classics and Plays( 1956-1971)
  • PCS:Microfiche
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1981
    Title: PENGUIN BOOKS - BOOK AVAILABILITY (LISTS ON MICROFICHE)
    Date published: 7 October 1981 (presumably obtained from Penguin Books)
    Sheets: 6
    Price: £2.50

    Contents:
  • 2 x Sheets of Microfiche: AUTHOR SEQuence from AARON to LEAKEY, and from LEADMAN to 9999
  • 2 x Sheets of Microfiche: TITLE SEQuence from PLSH: A MIDSUMME to THE MAN WHOSE D, and from THE MAN WHOSE M to 9999 FAR PAVILI
  • 2 x Sheets of Microfiche: ISBN SEQuence from 14xx1011 to 140304762, and from 140304770 to 111111111

    This note appears in the May 1981 Newsletter (no. 16):
    "Members who requested a copy of Penguin Books' current complete catalogue, 1935-1981, on microfiche, should now have received it. The editor ... has some spares, so any others who would like a copy of this list should write to him enclosing £2.50. It is, unfortunately, useless unless one has access to a microfiche reader."

    Interestingly, the microfiche is dated 7 October 1981, but the intimation that the items should have been received is given in the May 1981 Newsletter (at page 191).

    Second image is a close-up of part of the Author Sequence list (sheet 2)
  • PCS:1982
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1982
    Title: KING PENGUINS: THEIR PLACE IN 20TH CENTURY PUBLISHING
    Author: Diana Bishop
    Date Published by PCS: October 1982 (250 copies)
    Pages: 24pp.
    Price: £1.75

    Contents:
  • List of King Penguin Books
  • King Penguins: their place in twentieth century publishing
  • Intentions and influences
  • Three phases
  • Finance and promotion
  • The war years
  • King Penguins and the National Book League
  • The end of King Penguins
  • References; and Publisher's Note
  • PCS:1983
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1983
    Title: THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND: A SHORT HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Author: Bridget Cherry
    Illustration: 8 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
    Date Published by PCS: 28 March 1983
    Pages: 28pp. + 8pp.
    Price: £2.25

    Contents include:
    Miscellany: 1
    MISCELLANY: 1
    Title: MISCELLANY 1
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1986
    Pages: 16pp. (including covers)
    Price: £1.00

    Contents:
  • 'The Flight of the Penguin' by Joan Coles and Peggy Rafferty.
  • 'Early Handbooks' by W.A. Swale.
  • 'The Wartime Blemish: advertising in Penguins' by Andrew Hajducki and Russell Edwards.
  • Miscellany: 2
    MISCELLANY: 2
    Title: FOR THE FORCES
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1987
    Pages: 22pp. (plus covers)
    Price: £1.50

    Contents:
  • 'Penguins for Victory' by A.C. Dobbin.
  • 'The Stuff to Give the Troops' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The Forces Book Club' by David Hall, Eric Gadd and Russell Edwards.
  • 'Prisoner of War Book Service' by David Hall and Russell Edwards.
  • 'French Penguins'.
  • 'Egyptian Penguins' by W.A. Swale.
  • 'American Specials' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Fighting Forces: Penguin Specials'.
  • 'Services Editions' by David Hall and Eric Gadd.
  • Miscellany: 3
    MISCELLANY: 3
    Title: MOCK... MISSING... MISCELLANEOUS
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1988
    Pages: 36pp. (plus covers)
    Price: £2.00

    Contents:
  • Editorial by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Mock Penguins: a symposium' by Andrew Hajducki and others.
  • 'The mysterious affair at Harmondsworth: missing titles and numbers'.
  • 'Q: a checklist' by Chris Comber.
  • 'Society Penguin: our logo and its creator' (Berthold Wolpe).
  • PCS:1988
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1988
    Title: DIRECTORY OF MEMBERS 1988
    Compiled: Sally Wood
    Date Published by PCS: October 1988
    Pages: 56pp. + covers
    Miscellany: 4
    MISCELLANY: 4
    Title: (YANKEE DOODLE PENGUIN) AMERICAN PENGUINS: Christmas Books
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1989
    Pages: 56pp. + covers
    Printer: Salvia Books
    Price: £2.50

    Contents:
  • Editorial by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguins in America: The New York Years' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin Books (New York): a checklist'.
  • 'Some thoughts from across the Atlantic' by Thomas L. Bonn.
  • 'Now read this'.
  • 'Christmas Books' by David J. Hall.
  • 'The Allen Lane Christmas Books and Cards' by Hans Schmoller and David Teale.
  • Miscellany: 5
    MISCELLANY: 5
    Title: PENGUIN ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1990
    Pages: 42pp. + covers
    Printer: Salvia Books
    Price: £3.00

    Contents:
  • Editorial by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguin Illustrated Classics'.
  • 'The Illustrators of the First Ten' (J.R. Biggs, Helen Binyon, Douglas Percy Bliss, Robert Gibbings, Gertrude Hermes, Iain Macnab, Theodore Naish, Gwen Raverat, Ethelbert White).
  • 'False Dawn'.
  • 'The Illustrators of the Second Ten' (Anthony Betts, John Farleigh, Eric King, Lynton Lamb, Clare Leighton, Agnes Miller Parker, Blair Hughes-Stanton).
  • 'Last Rites'.
  • Miscellany: 6
    MISCELLANY: 6
    Title: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUFFIN
    Author:
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1991
    Pages: 44pp. + covers
    Price: £3.50
    Printer: Salvia Books


    Second image shows complete cover (front and back)

    Contents:
  • Editorial by Russell Edwards.
  • 'The Birth of Puffin Picture Books' by Noel Carrington.
  • 'Puffin Picture Books: A Golden Memory' by David Self.
  • 'Harlequin Books' by Noel Carrington.
  • 'The Puffin Years' by Eleanor Graham.
  • 'Puffins in School' by Barbara Edwards.
  • 'Baby Puffins: a checklist'.
  • 'Ptarmigan Books' by G.H.M. Holman.
  • 'Ptarmigan Books: a checklist'.
  • 'Books to cut up'.
  • 'The Emett Festival Railway'.
  • 'Benjamin Pollock and the Penguin Connection' by Richard Williams.
  • 'Porpoise Books: an illustrated checklist'.
  • 'Cage me a Peacock'.
  • 'Checklist of Peacock series'.
  • Miscellany: 7

    MISCELLANY: 7
    Title: A COLLECTOR'S COMPANION, PART I: A-L
    Compiled: by Russell Edwards
    Cover design: 'OPEN for Penguin Books'
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: Salvia Books, 1992
    Pages: 40pp. (plus covers)
    Price: £4.00


    Images of title page and back cover also shown
    Miscellany: 8

    MISCELLANY: 8
    Title: A COLLECTOR'S COMPANION, PART II: M-z
    Compiled: by Russell Edwards
    Cover design: 'OPEN for Penguin Books'
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: Salvia Books, 1993
    Pages: 50pp. (plus covers)


    Images of title page and back cover also shown
    Miscellany: 9
    MISCELLANY: 9
    Title: THE PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: June1994
    Pages: 52pp. + covers
    Printer: Octoprint

    Contents:
  • Introduction by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Founding Father: E.V. Rieu' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'Nursing Mother: Betty Radice' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'Classic Design' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'Classics Checklist' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'The Faith of a Translator' by E.V. Rieu.
  • 'On Some Dead Penguins' by Andrew Dalby.
  • 'Circular Letters' by Steve Hare.
  • 'The Art of Translation' by Andrew Dalby.
  • 'The Penguin Classics' by Blurb.
  • 'Envoi: Folly Speaks' by Betty Radice.
  • Miscellany: 10
    MISCELLANY: 10
    Title: TWENTY ONE YEARS
    Introduction: by Steve Hare
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1995
    Pages: 60pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £3.00

    Contents:
  • Introduction by Steve Hare.
  • 'Penguin Production, 1939-1942' by Bob Maynard.
  • 'Resigned to Success' by Ian Ballantine and Philip Patrick.
  • 'The South American Experience' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'The Lucky Country' by Bob Maynard.
  • 'The Magic of Coal' by Jane Carrington.
  • 'Penguins in the Early Fifties' by David Herbert.
  • 'Getting Things Right' by Margaret Clark.
  • 'Games on Games Covers' by Abram Games.
  • 'Lady Chatterley: The Correct Version' by John Curtis.
  • 'Signor Buonarroti and Other Problems' by David Duguid.
  • 'RGWL' by Elizabeth Paton.
  • PCS:1996 and PP116
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1996 (and PP116)
    Title: LIFE HISTORIES
    Author and Illustrator: Paxton Chadwick (completed by Shiela Fisher)
    Designed: by John Miles
    Date Published by PCS: March 1996 [printed date: 1995] (1,000 copies)
    Pages: 32pp.
    Printer: Battley Brothers Ltd
    Price: unpriced; originally sold at £8
    The publication of 'Life Histories' by Penguin Collectors Society was accompanied by a 12 page monograph The Life History of LIFE HISTORIES, by Steve Hare. In this he details the history of the book. An image of the front page is also shown.
    Miscellany: 11
    MISCELLANY: 11
    Title: PENGUINS MARCH ON: Books for the Forces during World War II
    Edited: by Joe Pearson
    Illustration: numerous black-and-white illustrations
    Series Editors: Russell Edwards and Steve Hare
    Date Published by PCS: December 1996
    Pages: 96pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £6.00

    Contents:
  • 'In the Wars' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Introduction' by Joe Pearson.
  • 'Books for the Forces'.
  • 'The Forces Book Club'.
  • 'The Prisoners of War Book Service'.
  • 'EVT Penguins and the "Release" Scheme'.
  • 'The Services Central Book Depot, Penguin and the Services Editions'.
  • 'The Egyptian Penguins'.
  • 'The Topolski Prints'.
  • 'Penguins for the US Forces'.
  • Appendix: Main Series, FBC, PoW Book Service - Some Comparisons.
  • PCS: 1997

    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1997
    Title: A PENGUIN COLLECTOR'S COMPANION
    Compiled: by Russell Edwards
    Illustration: black-and-white illustrations in text
    Date Published by PCS: Revised Edition May 1997
    Pages: 116pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £4.00

    Miscellany 7 and Miscellany 8 updated and revised into a single volume.

    Images of Title Page and Back Cover also shown
    Miscellany: 12
    MISCELLANY: 12
    Title: PELICAN BOOKS: A Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration
    Edited: Russell Edwards and Steve Hare
    Illustration: black-and-white photographs and colour images of books
    Date Published by PCS: July 1997
    Pages: 88pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £6.00

    Contents: Introduction by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Penguins and Pelicans' by Allen Lane.
  • 'Founder's Fate' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'H.L. Beales' by W.E. Williams.
  • 'W.E. Williams' by H.L. Beales.
  • 'Learning about Penguins and Pelicans' by Asa Briggs.
  • 'Bill Williams and The Penguin Guide to English Literature' by Boris Ford.
  • 'A Penguin Parade' by Richard Hoggart.
  • 'The Penguin Histories' by J.E. Morpurgo.
  • 'Designs on Pelican' by Gerald Cinamon.
  • 'The Greeks' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Broad Church' by Russell Edwards.
  • 'Auguries of Innocence' by Steve Hare.
  • PCS:1998
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1998
    Title: THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES: A Short History and Bibliography
    Author: Bridget Cherry
    Appreciation: with an Appreciation of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner by John Newman
    Cover illustration: front jacket cover shows St. Mary, Beverley (photo: Eddie Ryle-Hodges)
    Date Published by PCS: March 1998, for the Pevsner Memorial Trust (Limited edition of 1,000 copies)
    Pages: 68pp.
    Printer: Friary Press Ltd
    Price: £3.00
    Second image of dust-jacket
    Miscellany: 13
    MISCELLANY: 13
    Title: LOST CAUSES
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Series Editor: Russell Edwards
    Date Published by PCS: 1998 (600 copies)
    Pages: 68pp. (plus covers)
    Price: £8.00

    Contents:
  • Introduction.
  • 'Porpoise'.
  • 'A Natural History'.
  • 'Allen Lane; A Wrong Decision?'
  • 'The Pasque Flower'.
  • 'Fish'.
  • 'Local Building Styles'.
  • 'Atlas'.
  • PCS:1999
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 1999
    Title: FATHER AND SON
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Cover design: by David Gentleman
    Designed: by Fred Price and Associates
    Date Published by PCS: 1999
    Pages: 68pp. + covers
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £4.00
    Produced to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Penguin Collectors' Society
    Contents include:
  • Introduction by Steve Hare.
  • 'Adrian Bell 1901-1980' by Martin Bell.
  • 'J.M. Cohen Remembered' by M.J. Cohen.
  • 'Richard Hoggart' by Simon Hoggart.
  • 'Eric Linklater' by Andro Linklater.
  • 'Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson' by Nigel Nicolson.
  • 'Mother's Son' by William Radice.
  • 'Penguins and the Wales' by Alexander Waugh.
  • PCS:2000-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2000
    Title: W. E. WILLIAMS: EDUCATOR EXTRAORDINARY: A MEMOIR BY LADY GERTRUDE WILLIAMS WITH SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE INTRODUCED BY STEVE HARE
    Author: Gertrude Williams
    Introduction (to Part One): by Clare Morpurgo
    Cover design: Dust-Wrapper reproduced from the dust-wrapper of 'Allen Lane: A Personal Portrait' by W. E. Williams, The Bodley Head, 1974
    Date Published by PCS: September 2000 (limited edition of 500 copies)
    Pages: 148pp.
    Printer: (not given)
    Price: £5.00
    Image of back cover also shown with portrait of 'Bill' Williams
    PCS:2000-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2000
    Title: MARY STARTS TO COOK
    Author: Mary Potter
    Illustrated: by Alexander Potter
    Date Published by PCS: March 2001 [printed date: December 2000] Facsimilie edition of 100 numbered copies
    Pages: 32pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £16


    This book was originally created in the early 1940's, inspired by the Puffin Picture Book series. The couple also produced two Puffin Picture Books, PP37 and PP42

    Images of front and back covers shown.

    A link to the page is given: Puffin Picture Books
    PCS:2001-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2001
    Title: THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND: A CELEBRATION - Compiled to mark Fifty Years of the Pevsner Architectural Guides
    Edited: by Simon Bradley and Bridget Cherry
    Illustration: 8 pages of illustrations, some in colour
    Designed: by Fred Price and Associates
    Date Published by PCS: June 2001 (limited edition of 1,500 copies) and published by PCS for the Buildings Book Trust
    Pages: 128pp.
    Printer: The Friary Press
    Price: £5.00

    Contents include:
  • Foreword by Simon Jenkins.
  • Introduction by Bridget Cherry.
  • 'With Pevsner to Warwickshire' by Michael Taylor.
  • 'Pevsner's Last Building' by Geoffrey Moorhouse.
  • 'Dedications and Dedicatees' by Dieter Pevsner.
  • 'The Englishness of Dr Pevsner' by Colin MacInnes.
  • 'A Commemorative Address' by Angus Wilson.
  • 'Si Monumentum Pevsnerianum' by Simon Jenkins.
  • 'From Voltaire's Coconuts' by Ian Buruma.
  • 'Learning from Pevsner' by Damie Stillman.
  • 'Pevsner in Fiction, Theatre and Cinema' by Simon Bradley.
  • 'Pevsner Commemorated' by John Newman and Bridget Cherry.
  • 'A Christmas Card' by Donald Buttress.
  • 'Neasden F.C.: A Mystery Solved' by Simon Bradley.
  • 'Heroes and Villains: A Selection.
  • Appendix: Sources for Pevsner by Charles O'Brien.
  • PCS:2001-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2001
    Title: THE PENGUIN MODERN PAINTERS: A HISTORY
    Author: Carol Peaker
    Illustration: 12 pages of colour plates
    Date Published by PCS: 2001 (750 copies)
    Pages: 124pp.
    Printer:
    Price: £15.00
    PCS:2002
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2002
    Title: TRIBUTES TO ALLEN LANE AT A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR HIS LIFE AND WORK, 1902 - 1970
    Date Published by PCS: 2002 (500 copies)
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £4.00

    A Facsimilie of the 1970 original which was privately printed (750 copies). Designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter, at the Rampant Lions Press. Volume includes the text of tributes given at a service of thanksgiving for Allen Lane at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 18 August 1970 by Harry Paroissien, Richard Hoggart and Sir Robert Lusty.
    PCS:2003-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2003
    Title: PENGUIN IN PRINT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Edited: by Tim Graham
    Date Published by PCS: 2000
    Pages: 112pp.
    Printer:
    Price: £15.00
    PCS:2003-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2003
    Title: PENGUINFO: A List of PCS Publications and An Index to The Collector (nos.48-60), Articles, Places, People, Series, June 1997-June 2003. [with The Penguin Collector 60]
    Date Published by PCS: 2003
    Pages: 24pp. + covers
    Printer: Octoprint
    PCS:2004
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2004
    Title: THE TYPOGRAPHY OF PENGUIN BOOKS
    Author: Erik Ellegaard Frederiksen
    Translated: by K. B. Almlund
    Date Published by PCS: December 2004 (600 copies)
    Pages: 40pp. + covers
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £
    PCS:2006-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2006
    Title: IN SEARCH OF A HERO: LOOKING FOR ALLEN LANE
    Author: Alistair McCleery
    Date Published by PCS: December 2006 (600 copies)
    Pages: 48pp. + covers
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £
    PCS:2006-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2006
    Title: THE PENGUIN COMPANION (Revised Edition 2006)
    Compiled: by Martin Yates
    Illustration: over 300 illustrations in colour and black-and-white
    Date Published by PCS: June 2006 (800 copies)
    Pages: 248pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £15.00
    Revision of the 1997 edition, which itself was a revision, updating and merging of Miscellany 7 and 8.
    PCS:2007
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2007
    Title: PENGUIN BY DESIGNERS, WHO AND WHY: A record of the Study Day at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on Saturday 18 June 2005
    Author: Phil Baines
    Foreword: by Steve Hare
    Edited: by Phil Baines and Steve Hare
    Designed: by David Pearson
    Date Published by PCS: March 2007 (1,250 copies of which 100 have been numbered and signed by the authors)
    Pages: 184pp.
    Printer: Scotprint
    Price: £

    With sections relating to the work of John Miles, Germano Facetti, Romek Marber, Jerry Cinamon, Derek Birdsall, David Pelham and Jim Stoddart
    PCS: 2008-1

    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2008
    Title: PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Edited: by Russell Edwards, Steve Hare and Jim Robinson
    Illustration: numerous colour and black-and-white illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: June 2008
    Revision: revised, and expanded edition of Miscellany no. 9, 1994
    Pages: 144pp.
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £10.00

    Contents:
  • Introduction by William Radice.
  • 'Founding Father' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'Nursing Mother' by Bryan Platt.
  • 'A History of Penguin Classics' by Steve Hare.
  • 'What is Penguin Classic?' by Martin Yates.
  • 'Reading the Classics' by Steve Hare.
  • 'A Little Too English' by Steve Hare.
  • 'Roundel Trouble' by Tanya Schmoller.
  • 'The Odyssey Covered'.
  • 'Goethe's Faust: A Cover Story' by Steve Hare.
  • 'The Faith of a Translator' by E.V. Rieu.
  • A Penguin Classics Checklist.
  • 'Afterword' by Russell Edward.


    Images of cover, and front and back of dust jacket shown
  • PCS:2008-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2008
    Title: PENGUIN DAYS: TANYA SCHMOLLER'S MEMOIR OF HER LIFE AT PENGUIN BOOKS
    Author: Tanya Schmoller
    Date Published by PCS: 2008 (550 copies)
    Pages: 56pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £

    Published to commemorate the 90th Birthday of Tanya Schmoller, President Emeritus of the Penguin Collectors' Society.
    PCS:2009
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2009
    Title: PENGUIN BY ILLUSTRATORS (V and A Museum, London, 24 March 2007)
    Edited: by Steve Hare
    Illustration: over 600 illustrations
    Designed: by Ipek Altunmaral
    Cover design: by David Pearson
    Date Published by PCS: 2009
    Pages: 200pp. + covers
    Printer:
    Price: £20.00

    Includes articles on Phil Baines, Dennis Bailey, David Gentleman, Romek Marber, Quentin Blake, Jan Pienkowski, Tony Lyons, John Gray, Erwin Fabian, Milton Glaser, Brian Wildsmith, Len Deighton, Bryan Kneale, John Sorrell, Alan Aldridge, Pat Hutchins, Michael Foreman, Tony Meeuwissen, Peter Brookes, Jannat Messenger, Alasdair Gray, David Remfry, Andy Bridge, Petra Börner Jonny Hannah, Mat Maitland, Sara Fanelli, Alice Tait, Matthew Richardson, Aaron Robinson, Phil Hale, Victoria Sawdon, Coralie Bickford-Smith, David Pearson.
    PCS:2010-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2010
    Title: A CHECKLIST OF THE PUFFIN PICTURE BOOKS AND RELATED SERIES
    Compiled: by PCS members including Chris Barling, Tim Graham, Steve Hare, Karin Mango, Joe Pearson and Ward Saylor
    Illustration: 212 colour illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: 2010 (800 copies)
    Pages: 80pp.
    Printer: Amadeus Press
    Price: £10.00
    PCS:2010-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2010
    Title: DRAWN DIRECT TO THE PLATE: NOEL CARRINGTON AND THE PUFFIN PICTURE BOOKS
    Author: Joe Pearson
    Illustration: 380 illustrations, most in colour
    Date Published by PCS: 2010 (1,100 copies, of which 100 casebound, numbered and signed)
    Pages: 216pp.
    Printer: Amadeus Press
    Price: £20.00
    PCS:2012-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2012
    Series: Penguin Papers No. 1
    Title: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IN PENGUIN BOOKS
    Author: Martin Yates
    Illustration: illustrations in colour
    Date Published by PCS: 2012 (600 copies)
    Pages: 56pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £6.00
    PCS:2012-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2012
    Title: THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES: A SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY CATALOGUE OF THE PEVSNER ARCHITECTURAL GUIDES
    Compiled and Edited: by James Mackay
    Introduction: with an introduction to the work of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner by Susie Harries
    Afterword: by Ernest Ullmann
    Designed: by Tim Graham
    Illustration: numerous illustrations in colour
    Date Published by PCS: December 2012 (1,000 copies)
    Pages: 96pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £8.00
    PCS:2013-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2013
    Title: ABRAM GAMES AND PENGUIN BOOKS
    Author: Naomi Games
    Illustration: 33 full-page images showing all titles in the series and 37 illustrations in the text
    Cover illustration: shows cover illustration by Abram Games of Aubrey Menen's The Prevalence of Witches (No. 1215) published in August 1957
    Date Published by PCS: 2013 (1,000 copies)
    Pages: 80pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £9.00
    PCS:2013-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2013
    Title: PENGUINS ON THE MARCH
    Author: Herbert Spencer
    Introduction: by Richard Hollis
    Illustration: 28 colour and black-and-white images of Penguin covers; four page foldout with 36 black-and-white images of covers
    Date Published by PCS: 2013 (700 copies)
    Pages: 24pp. + foldout
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £8.00


    A facsimilie reprint of Herbert Spencer's 1962 survey of Penguin covers design. First issued in Typographica 5 , with the correction printed in Typographica 6 pointing out that it was Romek Marber who designed the cover grid for Penguin Crime books, including his drawings and notes.
    PCS:2014-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2014
    Title: PUFFINS PROGRESS 15 October 2010, University of Bristol
    Authors: Joe Pearson, Steve Hare, Valerie Grove, Felicity Trotman, Tony Lacy, Liz Attenborough and Francesca Dow; with discussion: Phil Baines, Liz Attenborough, Joe Berger, Anna Billson, Francesca Dow, Elv Moody and Jan Pieńkowski
    Foreword: and edited by Steve Hare
    Introduction: by Phil Baines
    Illustration: contains numerous illustrations and book covers
    Design: by Olesia Lipskaia
    Date Published by PCS: June 2014 (700 copies)
    Pages: 124pp.
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £15.00
    PCS:2014-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2014
    Title: THE KING PENGUIN SERIES: A Survey of the Series
    Author: Michael Lake
    Illustration: contains 182 illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: December 2014 (700 copies)
    Pages: 160pp. (Hardback)
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £12.00
    Set in Bembo, one of the typefaces most commonly used in the King Penguin series.

    Published with 7 Appendices, Index, Bibliography and a 'Gallery of King Penguin covers'.
    PCS:2015-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2015
    Series: Penguin Paper No. 2
    Title: MAIGRET AND THE PENGUIN BOOKS
    Edited: by James Mackay
    Illustration: contains 148 illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: 2015 (December) (750 copies)
    Pages: 112pp.
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £8.00

    Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 'Georges Simenon returns' by Julian Barnes
  • 'Penguin and Maigret: a little publishing history' by James Mackay
  • 'The Maigret books in Penguin: an illustrated historical bibliography'
  • Sources, Further Reading and Acknowledgements
  • PCS:2015-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2015
    Title: PENGUIN SCRIBE: a collection of articles on Penguin Books by Steve Hare
    Author: Steve Hare
    Compiled: by Tim Graham
    Illustration: contains 75 illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: 2015 (December) (500 copies)
    Pages: 128pp.
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £8.00

    Contents:
  • The Penguin Collectors' Society (1995: from The Private Library)
  • The Penguin Story (1995: from Book and Magazine Collector)
  • A Penguin First (1995: from Antiquarian Book Monthly)
  • 'Type-only Penguins Sell a Million' Shock (2004: from Eye)
  • The Mystery of the Drowning Porpoises (2004: from Fine Books and Collections)
  • [Pocket Penguins] (2005: an untitled article from Creative Review)
  • Compliments of the Season (2005: from Fine Books and Collections)
  • Smear (2006: from Eye)
  • Reading the Classics (2006: from Creative Review)
  • Posted Abroad (2013: from The Journal of Publishing Culture)
  • Bibliography [Chronological lists of all Steve Hare's writings on Penguin Books; published by PCS and elsewhere.]

    Published in memory of Steve Hare (1950 - 2015)
  • PCS:2015-3
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2015
    Title: PENGUIN IN AFRICA
    Author: Alistair McCleery
    Illustration: contains 63 illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: 2015 (200 copies)
    Pages: 56pp.
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £8.00
    PCS:2016-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2016
    Title: THE PAPERBACK REVOLUTION: an essay
    Author: Hans Schmoller
    Edited: by James Mackay
    Designed: by Tim Graham
    Illustration: contains 20 illustrations
    Date Published by PCS: 2016 (600 copies)
    Pages: 48pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £8.00

    This work, 'The paperback revolution', written by Hans Schmoller first appeared as one of eleven contributions (on pages 283-318) in Essays in the History of Publishing in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the House of Longman 1724-1974. Edited by Asa Briggs, it was published by Longman Group Limited in 1974, 476pp., price £5.00.

    "It is reissued by the Penguin Collectors Society to mark the centenary of the birth of Hans Schmoller on 9 April 1916. Its republication also marks the death of Tanya Schmoller on 14 January 2016."
    PCS:2016-2
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2016
    Title: HANS SCHMOLLER, Typographer: his life and work
    Guest Editor and designer: Jerry Cinamon
    Illustration: contains 121 illustrations
    Design adapted for PCS: by Tim Graham
    Date Published by PCS: 2016 (600 copies)
    Pages: 64pp.
    Printer: Octoprint
    Price: £10.00

    This publication is a reproduction of Hans Schmoller, Typographer: his life and work which was first published in April 1987 as a special issue of 'The Monotype Recorder' (New Seies, Number 6). The book, which "pays tribute to Hans Schmoller, an old friend and a fine typographer" contains an appreciation by Jerry Cinamon with contributions from many others and much visual material.

    "It is reissued by the Penguin Collectors Society to mark the centenary of the birth of Hans Schmoller on 9 April 1916. Its republication also marks the death of Tanya Schmoller on 14 January 2016."
    PCS:2017-1
    Penguin Collectors' Society: 2017
    Title: Pelicans at Eighty: A Visual History
    Author: Paul D Lickiss
    Foreword: by Russell Edwards
    Illustration: contains 154 illustrations of covers
    Cover: design by Robert Good
    Date Published by PCS: 28 May 2017 (600 copies)
    Pages: 80pp.
    Printer: Short Run Press
    Price: £



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