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PEREGRINE BOOKS




THIS PAGE 'Y' Y1- Y50





These were produced as 'academic books' and published by Penguin.They were intended to be used to study subjects, and printed on better quality paper, with stiffer covers and sewn rather than glued in binding. They had a larger format, with a size of 7¾" x 5⅓", and were much more expensive than standard Penguins, such as Pelicans, from which some of the earlier titles were taken.

The series began in January 1962 with the publication of 'Y1', The Common Pursuit by F. R. Leavis.

The early emphasis was on history and English literature. The earlier books carried the motif of a perched falcon, looking towards its right, with a white spine and the 'Y' series number at the bottom. After about 10 years there was a brief lull in titles, with a fresh looking cover design and more of a focus on sociological material, often with a left-wing bias.


Information and cover photographs of Peregrine Books Series:

Y1
Series No.: Y1
Title: THE COMMON PURSUIT
Author: F. R. Leavis
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 316pp.
Printer: T. and A. Constable Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Y2
Series No.: Y2
Title: SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY
Author: William Empson
Date Published: January 1962 [printed date: 1961]
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: T. and A. Constable Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Y3
Series No.: Y3
Title: THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BACKGROUND
Author: Basil Willey
Cover: design by Graham Bishop
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Y4
Series No.: Y4
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS
Author: E. M. W. Tillyard
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 336pp.
Printer: T. and A. Constable Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Re-issued later as SL14
Y5
Series No.: Y5
Title: THE BACKGROUND OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS
Author: Herbert Grierson
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Y6
Series No.: Y6
Title: THE QUEST FOR PROUST
Author: André Maurois
Translated: by Gerard Hopkins
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 252pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Y7
Series No.: Y7
Title: THE REBEL
Author: Albert Camus
Translated: by Anthony Bower
Foreword: by Sir Herbert Read
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Y8
Series No.: Y8
Title: THE NOVEL IN FRANCE (Mme de la Fayette, Laclos, Constant, Stendhal, Balza, Flaubert, Proust)
Author: Martin Turnell
Date Published: January 1962
Pages: 448pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Y9
Series No.: Y9
Title: PAGAN MYSTERIES IN THE RENAISSANCE
Author: Edgar Wind
Date Published: May 1967
Pages: 346pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 25/-
Y10
Series No.: Y10
Title: NAPOLEON: FOR AND AGAINST
Author: Pieter Geyl
Translated: from the Dutch by Olive Renier
Date Published: January 1965
Pages: 432pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y11
Series No.: Y11
Title: AUBREY'S BRIEF LIVES
Edited: from the original manuscripts and with an introduction by Oliver Lawson Dick
Date Published: May 1962
Pages: 388pp.
Printer: Western Printing Services Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y12
Series No.: Y12
Title: MILTON
Author: E. M. W. Tillyard
Preface: by Phyllis B. Tillyard
Cover: shows detail from a protrait of the young Milton by an unknown artist, National Gallery, (photograph: John Freeman)
Date Published: February 1968
Pages: 344
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 15/-
Y13
Series No.: Y13
Title: JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES (A Study)
Author: Stuart Gilbert
Cover: design by Derek Birdsall
Date Published: February 1963
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Western Printing Services
Price: 15/-
Y14
Series No.: Y14
Title: OLD CALABRIA
Author: Norman Douglas
Introduction: by John Davenport
Cover: photograph by Bruno Stefan
Date Published: May 1962
Pages: 378pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney
Price: 12/6d.
Y15
Series No.: Y15
Title: DRAMA AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF JONSON
Author: L. C. Knights
Cover: design by Edwin Taylor
Date Published: May 1962
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney
Price: 8/6d.
Y16
Series No.: Y16
Title: THE LITERATURE OF THE SPANISH PEOPLE From Roman Times to the Present Day
Author: Gerald Brenan
Cover: design based on Gustave Doré's engraving for Don Quixote
Date Published: February 1963
Pages: 448pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y17
Series No.: Y17
Title: VANISHED SUPREMACIES Essays on European History 1812 - 1918
Author: Lewis Namier
Cover: design by Graham Bishop
Date Published: September 1962
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Y18
Series No.: Y18
Title: A CRITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY
Authors: Herbert Grierson and J. C. Smith
Cover: design by Graham Bishop
Date Published: 1962
Pages: 512pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y19
Series No.: Y19
Title: JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS - A Study in Structure
Author: Andrew H. Wright
Cover: design by Bruce Robertson
Date Published: September 1962
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Y20
Series No.: Y20
Title: THE GREAT TRADITIONS
Author: F. R. Leavis
Cover: design by Richard Hollis
Date Published: September 1962
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 9/6d.
Y21
Series No.: Y21
Title: THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BACKGROUND - Studies on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period
Author: Basil Willey
Cover: engraving by R. Bentley from 1753 edition of 'Gray's Elegy'
Date Published: September 1962
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 9/6d.
Y22
Series No.: Y22
Title: SELECTED PROSE
Author: T. S. Eliot
Edited: by John Hayward
Cover: design by Graham Bishop
Date Published: February 1962
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Y23
Series No.: Y23
Title: DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME - The People and the City at the Height of the Empire
Author: Jérôme Carcopino
Edited: with bibliography and notes by Henry T. Rowell
Translated: from the French by E. O. Lorimer
Date Published: October 1962
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Image of 1964 reprint
Y24
Series No.: Y24
Title: MAN, MORALS AND SOCIETY - A psycho-analytical study
Author: J. C. FLUGEL
Cover: design by Herbert Spencer
Date Published: October 1962
Pages: 416pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 9/6d.
Y25
Series No.: Y25
Title: THE RISE OF THE NOVEL - Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding
Author: Ian Watt
Cover: design by Bruce Robertson
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 336pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Y26
Series No.: Y26
Title: NEW BEARINGS IN ENGLISH POETRY - A Study of the Contemporary Situation
Author: F. R. Leavis
Cover: shows composition with coloured planes and grey lines by Mondrian
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: C. Tinling and Co Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Y27
Series No.: Y27
Title: THE ELIZABETHAN WORLD PICTURE
Author: E. M. Tillyard
Cover: shows detail of 'Planisphaerium' by Tycho Brahe
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 6/-
Y28
Series No.: Y28
Title: THEORY OF LITERATURE
Author: René Wellek and Austin Warren
Cover: design by John Sewell
Date Published: September 1963
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y29
Series No.: Y29
Title: THE CONCEPT OF MIND
Author: Gilbert Ryle
Cover: design by Romek Marber
Date Published: January 1964 [printed date: 1963]
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Y30
Series No.: Y30
Title: THE GROWTH IN STRUCTURE OF ELIZABETHAN COMEDY
Author: M. C. Bradbrook
Cover: shows scene from festival at Stratford on Avon arranged by Garrick in Shakespeare's honour in 1750
Date Published: February 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 9/6d.
Y31
Series No.: Y31
Title: THE ORIGINS OF LOVE AND HATE
Author: Ian D. Suttie
Preface: by Dr J. A. Hadfield
Cover: design by Bruce Robertson based on detail from Dürer's woodcut 'The Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1498'
Date Published: 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Y32
Series No.: Y32
Title: MUSIC CRITICISMS 1846-99
Author: Eduard Hanslick
Translated: and edited by Henry Pleasants
Cover: shows caricature of Hanslick and Brahms, from Figaro, 1890, woodcut after drawing by Theodor Zasche
Date Published: 1963
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y33
Series No.: Y33
Title: THE MERCHANT OF PRATO, Francesco di Marco Datini
Author: Iris Origo
Cover: shows Francesco di Marco Datini as donor and four buonomini of Prato, detail from Fillippo Lippi's 'Madonna del Ceppo'
Date Published: 1963
Pages: 400pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y34
Series No.: Y34
Title: THOMAS MORE
Author: R. W. Chambers
Cover: drawing of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger
Date Published: 1963
Pages: 416pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y35
Series No.: Y35
Title: THE ENGLISHNESS OF ENGLISH ART - an expanded and annotated version of the Reith Lectures broadcast in October and November 1955
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Cover: design by Herbert Spencer
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 232pp.
Printer: Jarrold and Sons Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Y36
Series No.: Y36
Title: EVENINGS IN THE ORCHESTRA
Author: Hector Berlioz
Cover: portrait of Hector Berlioz from 'Sa vie et ses oeuvres', photographed by Pierre Petit
Date Published: 1963
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Y37
Series No.: Y37
Title: THE ELIZABETHAN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Author: J. E. Neale
Illustration: 4 black-and-white photographic plates
Cover: designed by Bruce Robertson incorporating detail from an Elizabethan print 'Presentation of the Speaker, 1586' and a coin of Elizabeth I
Date Published: 1963
Pages: 448pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 15/-
Y38
Series No.: Y38
Title: RUSKIN TODAY
Edited: chosen and annotated by Kenneth Clark
: G
Cover: designed by Germano Facetti
Date Published: 1967
Pages: 364pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y39
Series No.: Y39
Title: D. H. LAWRENCE: NOVELIST
Author: F. R. Leavis
Cover: designed by Leif Frimann Anisdahl
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 336pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y40
Series No.: Y40
Title: EXPLORATIONS - Essays in Criticism Mainly on the Literature of the Seventeenth Century
Author: L. C. Knights
Cover: design by Graham Bishop
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Y41
Series No.: Y41
Title: THE HABSBURG MONARCHY 1809 - 1910 - A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary
Author: A. J. P. Taylor
Cover: design by Germano Facetti
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 10/6d
Image of 1967 reprint
Y42
Series No.: Y42
Title: NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES: Coleridge to Matthew Arnold
Author: Basil Willey
Cover: design by Tom Eckersley
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y43
Series No.: Y43
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S PLUTARCH - The Lives of Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marcus Antonious and Coriolanous in the translation of Sir Thomas North
Edited: with an introduction and glossary, and parallel passages from Shakespeare's plays by T. B. J. Spencer
Cover: design by Romek Marber
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y44
Series No.: Y44
Title: POETRY AND EXPERIENCE
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Cover: designed by Dennis Neale, photograph by Max Garland
Date Published: 1965
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Y45
Series No.: Y45
Title: RENAISSANCE DIPLOMACY
Author: Garrett Mattingly
Cover: shows detail from 'Reception of English Ambassador at Constantinople', school of bellini
Date Published: 1965
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y46
Series No.: Y46
Title: DRAMA: FROM IBSEN TO ELIOT
Author: Raymond Williams
Cover: shows a stage set by Remygius Geyling for Peer Gynt
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y47
Series No.: Y47
Title: THE DIARIES OF FRANZ KAFKA 1910-23
Edited: by Max Brod
Cover: design by Graham Bishop
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 526pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 18/6d.
Y48
Series No.: Y48
Title: SHAKESPEARE AND ELIZABETHAN POETRY: A study of his earlier work in relation to the poetry of the time
Author: Muriel C. Bradbrook
Cover: shows Hillard's portrait of an unknown man against a background of flames, Victoria and Albert Museum
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 254pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y49
Series No.: Y49
Title: REVALUATION: Tradition and Development in English Poetry
Author: F. R. Leavis
Cover: designed by Alan Spain
Date Published: 1964
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Y50
Series No.: Y50
Title: A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES - VOLUME 1: THE FIRST CRUSADE and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
Author: G
Cover: shows a view of Jerusalem from the Book of Hours of René of Anjou, 1435-36, British Museum
Date Published: 1965
Pages: 380pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 14/-






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