A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96

 
9780145000004: A Rare Bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96

In 1935 the British publisher Allen Lane produced a range of ten books in a revolutionary paperback binding and put them on sale for sixpence each. The distinctive orange and white books made Penguin a household name, synonymous with good literature and popular learning. Eleven years later an Australian office was set up in a tin shed in South Melbourne. "A Rare Bird" is the vivid portrayal of the dramas, the tensions, the books and the people involved in building what is today one of the largest and most successful book publishing operations in the country.

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Dutton, Geoffrey
Published by Penguin Books, Ringwood (1996)
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Book Description Penguin Books, Ringwood, 1996. Pictorial Wraps. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. A fifty-year history of Penguin Books in Australia between 1946-1996. Foreword by Peter Mayer. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Includes chronology, plus index. A Penguin Original. First printing, with "1" as the lowest number in print number line on copyright page. Printed in Australia. A very nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 298pp. SB-220. Size: 20 x 13cm. Bookseller Inventory # 027096

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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, 1996. Softcover. Book Condition: VG+ (Very Good plus). In 1935 the British publisher Allen Lane produced a range of 10 books in a revolutionary paperback binding and put them on sale for sixpence each. The distinctive orange and white books made Penguin a household name, synonymous with good literature and popular learning. Eleven years later an Australian office was set up in a tin shed in South Melbourne. A Rare Birdis the vivid portrayal of the dramas, the tensions, the books and the people involved in building what is today one of the largest and most successful book publishing operations in the country. pp. xiii, 298 #151215 Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates four branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle (WA), and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 10810

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Book Description Penguin Book Australia, VIC, 1996. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 197pp,illus., Publisher's stamp dated 1 July 1996 on half title page. Bookseller Inventory # 001549

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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001314005

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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, 1996. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96666090

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