Blackie book coversCover edges rubbed. I want more of these stories. Spine bumped and browned. Interesting, that upon reading this book, I find out his character was based on a criminal and the author, Jack Boyle was a criminal himself. Red cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows girl in red dress and dog, white titles.
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The exhibition celebrates the wide variety of beautiful book jackets within our collections, through a selection of our most colourful favourites! Displayed in the upright cabinet, top right, seen below. Particularly well represented are nineteenth century cloth bindings and twentieth century book jackets. The bottom level of the cabinet is carpeted with a selection of King Penguin books from our printing collection. Published between and the titles in this individually illustrated series were the first books with hard and colour printed covers published by Penguin. With their strikingly coloured book jackets, this series was published by Harper Collins between with the intention of producing morale boosting social histories whilst Britain was gripped by WW2.
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Sommerville, A. First located in Black Boy Close, Gallowgate, the company remained faithful to Glasgow throughout its life. Several moves were necessary as the business grew more successful, most notably to 17 Stanhope Street in , the site of Villafield Press. This location also became the administrative home of the company until it ceased trading in A number of factors occurred, however, that would steer the company towards educational publishing. This began with a shift in focus from bookselling to book production in the s, but took effect most significantly due to the Education Act England and Wales and Scotland and the influence of Vere Foster.
The firm was founded as a bookseller in by John Blackie — as a partnership with two others and was known as 'Blackie, Fullarton and Company'. It began printing in using the skill and equipment of Edward Khull. It ceased publishing in Blackie and Son initially published books sold by subscription, including religious texts and reference books. Later the firm published single volumes, particularly educational texts and children's books, taking advantage of compulsory education from From the s onwards it published The Kennett Library, a graded series of classics retold for schools including: Kidnapped , Little Women , Westward Ho! The house is regarded as one of Mackintosh's finest works.
Described by F. How, pictured by E. London : Blackie and Son, ca. Hardback with dust wrapper. Series Note: "This series of beautifully illustrated volumes is an admirable record of what is most worthy of attention in some of our finest places. Each book contains 12 reproductions of original water-colour paintings by E. Haslehust [Ernest Haslehust], R.