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by @peachparisplum

Came across this entire section of vintage Penguin books in Waterstones and was taken with the large collection they had on offer. I have always loved the bright colours they use for the covers. #vintagepenguin #waterstonesgowerstreet #books #bookstore #londonbookstore #penguinbooks

Waterstones
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by @pellethepoet

‘Antic Hay’ by Aldous Huxley. Penguin Modern Classics, no. 645. Published by Penguin Books in association with Chatto and Windus, Harmondsworth, 1965. Cover illustration by Leonard Rosoman.

#bookcoverdesign #vintagebookcover #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #penguinmodernclassics #aldoushuxley #leonardrosoman


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by @pellethepoet

‘Six Great Advocates’ by Lord Birkett. No. 1702. Published by Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, 1961. Cover sketch by ‘Lib’ from Vanity Fair.
The sketch is of Sir Edward Carson, KC (though he's not one of the advocates featured in the book).
Liborio ('Lib') Prosperi (1854-1928) was an Italian-born British artist and caricaturist.

#vintagebookcover #bookcoverdesign #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #lordbirkett #liborioprosperi #caricature #thepointofeverything


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by @pellethepoet

The French poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, born in 1900, #diedonthisday in 1977.
➡️ 1. ‘Selections from Paroles’ by Jacques Prévert. Published by Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1965. Penguin Modern European Poets D84. Cover photograph by Chris Marker (Snark International).
➡️ 2. ‘Paroles: Selected Poems’ by Jacques Prévert. Published by City Lights Books, San Fransisco, 1990. Cover photograph by Izis.
This little gem of a book has sold consistently for me as a staff pick @berkelouwbooks for 8 years.

#vintagebookcover #bookcoverdesign #midcenturybookdesign #jacquesprevert #prevert #chrismarker #snarkinternational #penguinmoderneuropeanpoets #penguinbooks #vintagepenguin #izisbidermanas #pocketpoets


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by @pellethepoet

‘Britain’ by Mass-Observation. Arranged and written by Charles Madge & Tom Harrisson.
1️⃣ Published by Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1939.
2️⃣ Published by The Cresset Library, London, 1986.

#vintagebookcover #bookcoverdesign #massobservation #charlesmadge #tomharrisson #penguinspecial #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #thecressetlibrary #centuryhutchinson


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by @pellethepoet

‘Mortal Coils: Five Stories’ by Aldous Huxley. Published by Penguin Books in association with Chatto and Windus, Harmondsworth, 1962. No. 1051. Cover illustration by Leonard Rosoman.

#bookcoverdesign #vintagebookcover #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #aldoushuxley #leonardrosoman


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by @pellethepoet

‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce. Published by Penguin Books in association with Jonathan Cape, Harmondsworth, 1960. No. 1477. Cover illustration by Robin Jacques.

#bookcoverdesign #vintagebookcover #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #robinjacques #jamesjoyce


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by @pellethepoet

‘Nairn’s London’ by Ian Nairn. Published by Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1966. No. 2468. Cover design by Michael Norris. Photograph by Dennis Rolfe.

#bookcoverdesign #vintagebookcover #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #iannairn #michaelnorris #dennisrolfe


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by @pellethepoet

‘The London Nobody Knows’ by Geoffrey Fletcher. Published by Penguin Books by arrangement with Hutchinson of London, Harmondsworth, 1966.

#bookcoverdesign #vintagebookcover #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #geoffreyfletcher


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by @pellethepoet

‘Prep School’ by James Kenward. Published by Penguin Books in association with Michael Joseph, Harmondsworth, 1961. No. 1593. Cover illustration by Christopher Brooker.
Found 🔎 @spinecrack in Hobart last week.

#bookcoverdesign #vintagebookcover #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #christopherbrooker #jameskenward


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by @cafenoirbooks

1970 publication of Huckleberry Finn, very good condition available in the store now.
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by @book.nug

The War In the Air by H G Wells. Spotted this 1941 edition in a pub on Saturday night (and had to take a picture, hence the mood lighting). Decor I can get behind 😊😊
#penguinbooks #triband #hgwells #thewarintheair #vintagebooks #vintagepenguin #scifi #scifibookcovers #sciencefiction #booklove #bibliophile #notmybook #bookstagram #pubbooks


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by @booksofthegods

Penguin 1966 edition of William Haggard’s Slow Burner. Wonderful cover art to complement the excellent Colnel Russell series of books by the author. £5 inc. free postage.
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#vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #penguin #literature #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #books #bookshelf #instabooks #instabookshop #bookshop #paperback


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by @pgemeraldbooks

A shot of my updated collection of vintage #penguinmodernclassics
I’ve picked up in shops around Ireland and some online, over the last few weeks 😀 Plenty more to go 🐧🐧 Happy #seabirdsaturday to you all ✌🏻
#penguinbooks #vintagepenguin #bookish #bibliophile #penguincollector #bookworm #bookstagram #instabook #pgemeraldbooks


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by @thejadcock

Returning home to London after a fun day in Reading for the @penguincollsoc AGM, which obviously involved some book buying.

@jiddlebrook requested that I find the first edition copy of Dior by Dior from 1958. I was prepared to ask among the many seasoned collectors if they had this particular copy, but lo and behold, I found it almost immediately!

I believe this is the only ocassion that I have gone in search of a specific book, and a specific version of a book. I wasn't expecting it to be so easy!

I would have saved it for Christmas, but I think Jules deserves a reward after spending the morning secluded in a basement on Savile Row making adjustments to my new wardrobe additions.

#books #bookstagram #booksOfInstagram #bookAddict #bookWorm #bookophile #bookCollection #penguinCollection #bookCollector #penguinCollector #penguinBooks #vintageBooks #secondHandBooks #firstEdition #paperbacks #paperbackBooks #vintagePaperbacks #vintagePenguin #bookDesign #autobiography #fashion #savileRow #rewards


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by @pooksjackson

When you go to Hay-on-Wye but your husband @tp_jacko has put you on a buying books ban 📚But you ignore it 😂
#booksgalore #bookseverywhere #hayonwye #hidinginbookshops #rainydays @penguinukbooks @penguinukbooks #penguin #vintagepenguin 🐧

Hay-on-Wye
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by @finepreserversbooks

This #seabirdsaturday post is made possible thanks to the extraordinary efforts of my favorite and most supportive book hunting partner, my husband.
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He was in England earlier this month for work, and not only did he visit four different bookshops to hunt for Penguins, he drove on the OTHER side of the road, for the FIRST time, to get to them. He definitely wins a prize for going above and beyond in his search for books 🥇. (And he did not get in any accidents 😂.)
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For three of the shops, he sent me photos and prices of what was available so that I could decide which ones I wanted. I found some great surprises that way like Enjoying Paintings, Going to a Concert, Passages from Arabia Deserta, and The Lost Stradivarius.
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But he was also able to visit @theironbridgebookshop and meet Meg! I had already sent Meg a list of books that I’d been hoping to find, and she compiled a stack of the ones that she had in her shop. Thanks to her (and the personal delivery by my husband), I have been able to add The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, Cooking in a Bedsitter, Going into the Past, Crux Ansata (and more not shown!), to my collection. I feel very lucky.
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Many thanks as well to Caroline @penguincollsoc and her Penguin connections for suggesting the shops to visit. If you are a Penguin collector, or even just a fan, I heartily recommend that you check out the PCS. I have met the kindest most helpful people through the group, and have learned so much about Penguins.
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Swipe through to see a little bit more about four of the books shown. The dedication to the 1945 edition of An Outline of European Architecture is very moving. I’ll plan to make a separate post about the two cookbooks as there is a lot more to show there.
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#otherpeoplesbooks #bookhunting #usedbooks
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by @penpontman

A huddle of handbooks for #seabirdsaturday. #penguinhandbook #vintagepenguin


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by @wishvintagereads

I’ve been doing a crime series on the blog for a while now, an A-Z of vintage crime fiction. This week I’ve reached M. I’ve really enjoyed doing it. It’s funny how you become the happiest audience of your own blog! I’ve enjoyed finding new authors and learning a bit about their lives. And you can’t beat reading a bit of vintage crime fiction! #wishvintagereads


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by @thepaperbackarchaeologist

A lovely set of books for #seabirdsaturday by Gerald Durrell.
Naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and TV presenter who travelled the world advocating wildlife conservation through from the 1940s to his death in 1995. He founded the Jersey Zoological Park in 1959. The Zoo went on to be a leading training centre for thousands of biologists, naturalists, zoo veterinarians and zoo architects.
He wrote many books about his childhood in Corfu and his adventures around the world with animals. All the books here are illustrated with some long term collaborators including Sabine Baur in The Overloaded Ark, his first book and with Ralph Thompson on numerous other books including the other four books in this post.

The Overloaded Ark: 1228. 1959
The Drunken Forest: 1314. 1962
Encounters with Animals: 1890. 1963
Three Singles to Adventure: 2082. 1964
The Whispering Land: 2083. 1964

#penguins #penguinbooks #penguins🐧 #classicpenguins #orangepenguins #cerisepenguins #geralddurrell #jerseyzoo #durrellwildlifepark #worldlandtrust #wildlifetrust #naturalist #zoo #conservation #wildlifeconservation #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #bibliophile #lawrencedurrell #travelbooks #instabooks #instanature #igreads #vintagepenguin #naturalhistory #naturalists #paperbacks

Toowoomba, Queensland
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by @finepreserversbooks

A little preview of my post for #seabirdsaturday tomorrow, where I will talk about the extraordinary effort my husband expended to search for, buy and transport these books (and more!) back home to me from England. I’m also going to show some favorite parts of a few of them.
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Are there any ones here that you’d like to learn more about?
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This photo really demonstrates how Penguin couldn’t decide on the orientation of the titles on the spines 😂.
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#otherpeoplesbooks #bookhunting #usedbooks
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#bookstagram #penguinbooks #vintagebooks #vintagepenguin #vintagepaperbacks #greenpenguin #penguincrime #penguinhandbook #penguinspecials #pelicanbooks #penguinclassics #orangepenguin #penguincollection #penguincollector #bookcollector #bookcollection #nikolauspevsner #ngaiomarsh #puffinbooks #hgwells #cruxansata #cookinginabedsitter #thealicebtoklascookbook #aliceebtoklas #puffinstorybooks #bookstack


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by @borninatrunkboutique

Softest, perfectly thin baby blue plaid Original Penguin button up is listed 🐧 Link in bio #munsingwear

Los Angeles, California
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by @nordicstudiobooks

Just added this lovely vintage Penguin to the etsy shop: Iron in the Soul by Jean-Paul Sartre 😀 It's a 1978 reprint of the third volume of Sartre's trilogy Roads to Freedom. (Les Chemins de la Liberté). Perhaps the most known volume is the first one, The Age of Reason. •

Apparently Sartre started a fourth volume for the series, but dropped the plan, or at least never finished it, because he had other more important things to write, according to Simone de Beauvoir. However, this unfinished volume, La Dernière Chance, was published by Gallimard in 1981, and there is an English translation of it available online. •

But for this vintage third volume 👉 Go to the etsy shop link in my bio. Oh, and you get Picasso's art on the cover too..
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#jeanpaulsartre #vintagepenguin #1970s #paperback #book #bookcover #bookstagram #bøker #bibliophile #booklover #livre #secondhandbooks #frenchliterature #vintagebooks #booksofinstagram #nordicstudiobooks #vintagepaperback #bruktbutikk #existentialism #sartre

London, United Kingdom
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by @andrea_caramono

Who is Halloween ready?
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Lethal White was good... The plot was more complex than previous Strike novels and the location research paid off.
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Time for a horror one... Seen the film... Seen the play in London that has been running since 1988... And I loved it!!! .
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And now... I shall read the book (don't you love the cover of this edition? By Jamie Clarke
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#ihavethisthingwithbooks #bookofthemonth #horrornovel #englishhorror #thewomaninblack #vintagepenguin #penguinbooks #penguinrandomhouse #susanhill #horrorbooks #lovereading #lovebooks #bookstagram #vintagefiction

Peterborough
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by @nordicstudiobooks

I've always wanted to travel on the Orient Express. Perhaps this book is a good substitute 🤔 Just added this Graham Greene to the etsy shop. It's a first Penguin edition from 1963, and the illustration is by Paul Hogarth. Shop link to be found on my profile 😃 .
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#vintagepenguin #vintagebooks #bookdesign #grahamgreene #bookstagram #bookcover #booksofinstagram #bookshop #bookstore #bruktbøker #bøker #bibliophile #booklover #paperback #book #secondhandbooks

London, United Kingdom
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by @middlecolensofarm

We had a glorious day in this part of Cornwall yesterday but today it’s raining. All of our cottages have a great selection of books for those days when the weather is less than perfect. This is the fabulous Penguin Donkey in Smugglers Lane with its vintage Penguin books. #holiday cottage #cornishcottage #staycation #cornishholiday #cornwall #penguinbooks #vintagepenguin #penguindonkey #ernestrace #midcenturymodern #britishdesign #designclassic #middlecolenso #modernrustic #interiordesign #interiorinspo

Middle Colenso Farm
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by @pigeonpostbooks

What's your 'Dandy' name? In my stories you'll find a Jane Austen name generator (some of the names seem quite dandyish to me, especially if you add Sir or Lady at the start!). I'd love to see your Dandy name in the comments below! Will it top 'Sir Lumley Skeffington' or 'Topham Beauclerk' who are pictured in the vintage 'Dandies' tobacco cards in my photo?
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Recently whilst mudlarking on the Thames foreshore I discovered a rather ornate copper 'Dandy Button', which I've included in this #tribandtuesday photo. It's from around the late eighteenth century and is in great condition. It has 9 indents which would have housed gemstones or paste jewels. Swipe to see a photo of what it looked like in situ in the mud, and a close up now it's clean. I wonder which fashionable, well-to-do gentleman wore this button? It must have been annoying to lose it!
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Beau Brummell is probably the best-known Dandy, famous as a leader of fashion in the early nineteenth-century. He advocated wearing a dark well-fitting coat, full-length trousers, and a perfectly knotted cravat. Lord Byron, a contemporary of his, exemplified an altogether more flamboyant & romantic type of dandyism (just imagine his open-necked shirts with the flouncy sleeves, his colourful turbans and plush dressing gowns).
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All of this lets me segue to my 1955 Penguin edition of 'Byron in Italy'. It's a fascinating book which tells the story of Byron's life between 1816-1823. It begins with Byron travelling across Europe to Lake Geneva, where he was joined by his mistress Claire Clairmont, her step-sister Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, and Mary's lover Percy Shelley. It was there, in Villa Diodati, that Byron famously challenged the group to each write a ghost story, and Mary's 'Frankenstein' was born.
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Don't forget to share your Dandy* name! (*Dandyess or Dandizette for ladies)
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Yours with sartorial splendour,
Lady Elizabeth Hurst


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by @sci_fi_coop

Awesome book posted by @shelfinvaders I wish I had this when my parents thought D-20 was a new street drug.
Note to self “create D-20 street drug” effects: ads +10 to my charisma.
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A: Depending on who you ask, some would say D & D is a gateway drug. In other news, rare 1982 Penguin copy just in!
#dungeonsanddragons #dnd #vintagepenguin #fantasybooks #scififantasy #worldbuilding #childhoodmemories #80snostalgia #vintagebooks #classicfantasy #garygygax #shelfinvaders


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by @apportusedbooks

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham —

Very cool UK Penguin Wyndham here. Small bump to top left corner as pictured. —

$10 shipped free —

#scifi #scifibooks #sciencefictionbooks #sciencefiction #thedayofthetriffids #triffids #johnwyndham #vintage #scificovers #vintagescifi #speculativefiction #coverart #vintagepenguin


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