London: Penguin Books, 1947. New Edition. Boards. Fine. Not issued with D/J, thus complete. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Decorated boards. Pp. 32; introduced by RR Tomlinson, Sr. Inspector of Art to the London County Council. Includes 16 coloured plates and 12 b/w illustrations showing the artwork of English children of all ages and classes.
Introduced during the outbreak of W.W.II, and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Fine. Item #6496