Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1951. First printing. Printed Wraps. Very Good condition. Small abrasion mark on front board- otherwise clean. Octavo.(7.75 x 5.25). Printed/ lettered Wraps. pp. 126 (2). With listing of first 15 volumes in the series.
Dr. Gordon Jacob, Professor at the Royal College of Music, London were produced as a series of the popular classical musical scores, primarily heard in the music halls and recordings during the1950s, complete with elegant covers reminiscent of patterned end papers. A fine book arts achievement designed by Jan Tschichold and Elizabeth Friedlander, Penguin's graphic artists. (Baines P., Penguin by Design. London: Penguin, 2005. ). Very Good. Item #7350