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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of the Collection
  • The Post-1965 Evolution of Penguin Books
  • TABLES 8A-8B: Penguin Series, 1966-1999
  • TABLE 9: Penguin Subseries, 1966-1999
  • TABLE 10: Non-Penguin Imprints within Pearson/Penguin Publishing

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books,
    Date (inclusive): post 1965
    Collection Number: A27
    Collector: Foley, Donald L. and

    Foley, Katharine
    Extent: circa 500 vols.
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Collection includes about 570 Penguin books published after 1965.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, post 1965, A27, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Material

    Title: Donald Foley Penguin Books Collector's File
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 99/45 z .
    Title: Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965
    Identifier/Call Number: A26

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Penguin (Firm)
    Penguin books (Series)
    Books
    Catalogs

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    This collection is donated to the Bancroft Library by Donald and Katharine Foley in memory of their son, William Ross Foley.

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    Contents of this collection include about 570 Penguin books published after 1965, listed in the Container List below. This finding aid includes an essay about Penguin publishing since 1965. Three appended tables list series and imprints. See A26 finding aid  for reference items and their indexing.

    The Post-1965 Evolution of Penguin Books

    by Donald L. Foley

    October 1999

    Penguin Publishing: A Brief History

    We have dealt with the classic 1935-1965 period of Penguin book publishing in two previous essays (see A26 collection Finding Aid)
    Prior to 1970, Penguin Books was the quintessential British publisher. Mature, independent, with publicly traded shares (since 1962), the firm published mainly paperback books for a British market with strong world-wide exports as well. The firm was widely respected as a distinctive British institution. Its books were readily recognizable in their distinctive covers and set high standards for content and editorial quality. Allen Lane was very much in charge abetted by a remarkable editorial and production staff.
    When Allen Lane died in 1970, Penguin Books was absorbed into Longmans, in turn part of a very large Pearson PLC conglomerate. In subsequent years the Pearson organization engineered the acquisition of other book publishers, including some of major stature. Pearson/Penguin increased the number of titles published and broadened the range of imprint names by which these titles were known.
    Even by 1970, and most certainly thereafter, competitive pressures impinged on Penguin Books. It was losing its hegemony in the distinctive paperback market it helped to create.. Competing paperback publishers were luring away some best-selling authors. American-style popular paperbacks were picking up market share. So when Penguin was absorbed into the Pearson publishing organization the time was ripe for adaptive change. The next decades were to see Penguin move vigorously into the big American paperback market with several strategic acquisitions of large American publishers. Penguin also internationalized its publishing operations, relying increasingly on its American publishing units and creating new publishing units in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and, recently, India.
    During the period from 1970 to the present Penguin, in effect, at least partially Americanized its publishing. Many books produced as Penguins became indistinguishable from other American paperbacks. American publishing executives were brought in to fill key Penguin executive posts. With its growing United States market so dominant and with acute publishing problems having to be confronted in its American units, top Penguin executives (especially Peter Mayer) were sometimes forced to spend a disproportionate amount of time in the United States away from Penguin's traditional British headquarters.
    There were times, particularly during the 1980s, when Penguin faced difficulties. But the overall organization appears to have remained resilient and, as of the late 1990s, Penguin publishing seemed to be thriving.

    Penguin Publishing: A Selective Chronology

    When Sir Allen Lane died in July 1970 he left no successor. By pre-arrangement, the firm was sold within days to the Longman Group within the larger Pearson firm. Pearson PLC at that time also included The Financial Times , Pearson Television, and the Tussaud Group.
    In 1973, Penguin Canada and Penguin New Zealand were launched. Along with Penguin Australia, which had a longer history, these regional units published their own titles and distributed titles produced in Britain and the United States.
    The Longman Group and Penguin Books purchased Viking Books, the large American publishing firm, in 1975. The American branch of Penguin became known as Viking Penguin.
    Peter Mayer, an American, served as the Chief Executive of the British-based, worldwide Penguin Group within Pearson from 1978 until 1996. He led the revitalization of Penguin. Significantly, the Penguin name remained the dominant label for a major segment of Pearson's book publishing.
    Penguin acquired Frederick Warne, with its Beatrix Potter titles, in 1983.
    Two years later Penguin acquired the Thompson group, which included the Michael Joseph and Hamish Hamilton imprints.
    In 1985 Penguin celebrated its 50th anniversary. Penguin, in cooperation with the Penguin Collectors' Society, put a special exhibition on public display at London's Royal Festival Hall. Penguin also published Fifty Penguin Years, a handsomely illustrated account. And Penguin produced a boxed set of facsimiles of the first 10 books in the Penguin main series. In subsequent years, other Penguin series celebrated their respective 50th anniversaries.
    The New American Library Group was acquired in 1986. (New American Library back in 1948 had taken over American Penguin, with the main fiction series becoming Signet and the American Pelican series becoming Mentor.) In 1992 Signet was relaunched in Britain.
    In 1995 Penguin celebrated its 60th anniversary by publishing small attractive commemorative paperbacks termed Penguin 60s, Penguin 60s Classics, Penguin Children's 60s. and Penguin Travel 60s.
    Soon after, Michael Lynton, another American, replaced Peter Mayer as CEO of the Penguin Group in 1996, Penguin acquired the Putnam Berkley Group, a major book publishing conglomerate. This brought in some best-selling Putnam authors and titles. And it brought in a fresh new set of imprints. The American publishing arm was renamed Penguin Putnam.
    Pearson PLC, the parent company, in 1997 appointed Marjorie Scardino, an American, as its Manging Director and Dennis Stevenson as its new Chairman.

    The Current Organization of Pearson/Penguin Publishing

    As of 1999, Pearson PLC had four major functional groups:
    • Penguin Group. Included all of Pearson's non-educational book business. In 1998 the Group, in conjunction with PolyGram, started Penguin classical music labels.
    • Pearson Education. The world's largest educational publisher, augmented by acquisition of Simon and Schuster textbook division in 1998 for $4.6 billion. Very large American business.
    • Pearson Television. The world's largest indepndent international television producer.
    • Financial Times Group. Included The Financial Times. Also other interests, including The Economist.
    As of 1999, Penguin UK was organized into two publishing divisions:
    • Penguin General Books. Included Viking, Hamish Hamilton and Michael Joseph imprints and much of the Penguin imprint.
    • The Penguin Press. Included Penguin Classics, Twentieth Century Classics and Allen Lane The Penguin Press imprints and some of the Penguin imprint.
    As of 1999, Penguin Putnam Inc. USA was the American publishing organization. It had two groupings of imprints:
    • Penguin Group imprints. Hardbacks included Viking, Dutton, Donald J. Fine, DAW. Paperbacks included Penguin, Penguin Classics, Plume, Signet, Onyx, Mentor, Meridian, Arkana. Children's books included Dial, Dutton, Viking, Puffin, Warne.
    • Putnam Berkley imprints. Hardbacks included Putnam, Riverhead and others. Paperbacks included Berkley, Joyce, Ace, Riverhead, Peigee and others. Children's included Putnam, Philomel, Grosset and Dunlap and others.
    Some 65 "non-Penguin" imprints published under the broad "Penguin" umbrella are listed in Table 10 following this essay. Most of these imprints came in as acquisitions. Some reflected even earlier mergers or acquisitions prior to being picked up by Pearson/Penguin.
    What changes three and a half decades have brought! Allen Lane might well have been delighted that the Penguin idea and name has exerted so powerful an influence over the years. But he would no doubt have been shocked by the countless unPenguinlike books that have been published under a Penguin label.

    Evolving Penguin Series

    An informational note: The first line, usually in capital letters, of the short-title page of each Penguin (or Puffin) book provides important information.
    • If book is in Penguin main series and not in a subseries, it states "PENGUIN BOOKS".
    • If book is a Puffin and has a short-ttitle page, it states "PUFFIN BOOKS". But many recent Puffin Books lack short-title pages.
    • If book is in a Penguin series other than main series and is not in a subseries, it states the name of the series (e.g., "PELICAN BOOKS" or "PENGUIN POETS").
    • If book is in a subseries, it states the name of the subseries (e.g., "THE PELICAN HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES" or "PENGUIN MODERN POETS").
    The Penguin main series had, as of 1999, run for 64 years. In early decades, this main series embraced mainly fiction titles and its books were distinguished by their orange covers and spines. By the 1970s and 1980s more and more titles that previously would have been assigned to other Penguin series came to be included in the main series. By 1990 even the nonfiction Pelican series with its distinctive blue spines and covers was abandoned and these titles allocated to the main series. In effect, the main series has taken on an omnibus character. As if in sympathy, many or most of the Penguin main series no longer have orange spines. Only the Mystery and Crime series titles have generally retained their distinctive green spines up to the present. The rest of the early color-coding was given up.
    From about 1966 to 1974 Penguin vigorously promoted books intended for educational use, to serve a wide range of school and university levels.. Within the broad grouping, Penguin Education, additional series and subseries were introduced, including Penguin Modern Psychology, Connexions, Penguin English Poets, Penguin Modern Economics, Penguin Modern Sociology Readings, Penguin Passnotes and Penguin Poetry Library. This major enterprise was aborted by the mid-1970s. (It would later be re-promoted with vigor, through a different unit, currently known as Pearson Education and identified in the previous section.)
    A new hardback imprint, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, was started in 1967. Allen Lane modelled this on his uncle's earlier firm, John Lane The Bodley Head. Lane even managed to acquire the earlier firm's building to house his new enterprise. The new imprint, intended as a prestige line of books, turned out to be only moderately successful.
    In 1967-69 Penguin brought out selected titles of several Penguin series in hard-cover Library Editions, but this effort was judged unsuccessful and dropped.
    Picture Puffins replaced Puffin Picture Books in 1968 as a major series of children's illustrated books. Puffin Story Books continued with great success. (By 1970, Puffin Books replaced Puffin Story Books as imprint name.) By the 50th anniversary of this series in 1991, over 4,000 Puffin titles had been published. As of that date Puffin sales reportedly amounted to half of all Penguin Book sales.
    ISBN-coding came into use in 1970-71. The Penguin publishers code became "0-14", followed by the main series code of "00". This accommodated 10,000 titles. In about 1988, this series code shifted to "01", for the next 10,000 titles. The series code for Pelican Books had been "02" from 1971 to 1990. In 1994, the remainder of the "02" series code was re-allocated to the main series, for the next 7,500 or so titles. Other Penguin series usually carried distinctive series codes (e.g., "044" for most Penguin Classics, "046" for Penguin Handbooks). New series, merging series and discontinued series spelled considerable confusion in ISBN codes (which most book handlers would not possibly have been aware of or troubled by).
    The Penguin Classics series, started in 1946, has continued to date, and was augmented in the mid 1980s by transfers from the Penguin English Library, the Penguin American Library, and the Penguin Poets series. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, a handsome catalogue of Penguin Classics was published in 1996. It included an historical essay by Steve Hare.
    The original King Penguin series of 76 volumes came to a halt in 1959. A later series bearing the same King Penguin name was initiated in 1981 for selected fiction and ran for several years, to the consternation of devotees of the original King Penguins.
    Many earlier series have continued in essentially their earlier style and spirit. These include: Penguin Poets, Penguin Handbooks, Penguin Reference Books, Penguin Pl ays, Peregrome Books, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, Puffin Books, and Picture Puffin Books.
    In 1983 Granta: A Paperback Magazine of New Writing came within the Penguin family. Granta continued to be published by Granta four times a year and to carry its own distinctive cover design. But it was now distributed by Penguin and added Penguin logos on its cover and spine. (In its ISBNcoding, Granta was treated as a subseries of Penguin's main series.) In picking up Granta Penguin renewed an earlier interest, having published Penguin New Writing from 1940 to 1950.
    The post-1965 Penguin series are listed in Tables 8A and 8B. Penguin subseries are listed in Table 9.

    The Foley Post-65 Penguin Collection

    This portion of the Foley Collection of Penguin Books provides a glimpse of the growth and changes in Penguin publishing from 1966-1999. It is donated by Katharine and me in memory of our son, William Ross Foley.
    The task of keeping track of Penguin books published after1965 has been more difficult than documenting Penguin publishing from 1935-65. As Penguin became part of the Pearson firm and as additional publishers were brought in, the situation was often fluid.. Many non-Penguin book imprints were brought under the Penguin publishing umbrella. Some imprints were merged with Penguin series. Some imprints retained their previous imprint names and styles. By the late 1990s a collector or observer could recognize different degrees of "Penguinness":
    • Traditional Penguin books that maintained a sense of continuity with pre-1965 series character and cover designs.
    • Books with Penguin name and Penguin logo (penguin-in-oval) but with cover designs, imprint names and/or other features that were not traditionally Penguin.
    • Books that were Penguin only in the loosest sense of being published by Penguin (and so stated on the reverse of the title page), but otherwise not distnguishable as Penguins
    In our modest working collection of post-1965 Penguin books, we have mainly dealt with the first type -- the more traditional Penguin books. We have also included selected examples of the second type. We have included only a very few examples of the third type.
    The collection in particular provides examples of distinctive series and subseries. Over the years, series and subseries have emerged and disappeared, sometimes absorbed into other series or subseries. The collection makes no pretense of providing an exhaustive picture.
    Our post-1965 collection contains a considerably higher proportion of books printed in the U. S. than was the case for the 1935-1965 collection. In the earlier colleciton there were 176 "American Penguin" titles, most of which were printed in the U. S. Other than those American Penguin books, only 26 books (about 1%) of the collection were printed in the U. S. By contrast, in the post-1965 collection about one-third of the books were printed in the U. S. And the proportion rises in the most recent years. We cannot be sure that this reflects the overall publishing production picture. But in any event many more Penguin titles now available to Americans are printed right here in this country.
    At the time of its transfer to The Bancroft Library in 1999, this A27 portion of Penguin Books included:
    • Penguin books published 1966-1999, numbering 568. Most of these carry direct Penguin or Puffin imprints, representing 61 series and 47 subseries.
    • About 65 reference books, monographs, catalogs or ephemera that have been added to the reference portion of the A26 Collection. Table 4 (following the essays in the A26 Finding Aid and listing reference material) has been updated. These reference items and the index to them now serve both the A26 and the A27 collections.
    • Index entries that have been added to Table 5 (Collection A26 Finding Aid). This brings the index to reference items up to date through Oct. 1999. Users of the index are also encouraged to make direct use of A Penguin Collector's Companion (Penguin Collectors' Society, rev. edit., 1997), a mini-encyclopedia on many facets of Penguin books and publishing.which has now been added as a reference item. Its alphabetized entries are not included in the main index to reference materials.
    • Updated computerized data base. As with the A26 collection, the main data base for this A27 collection is organized at two levels:
      1. Book. With descriptive information about each book. In addition to normal bibliographic description, the data include: series and/or subseries, cover designer/illustrator, condition of book (and dustjacket, if any) and, in some cases, additional comments.
      2. Series and subseries. With information about each of the 96 series that are identified. Nearly one-fourth of the books in the A26 collection also fall within subseries. There is also information about each of 64 subseries.
      The data base also includes an annotated listing of all the reference items. And it includes the items that make up the index to reference materials.
    • This essay on post-1965 developments and on the A27 collection, with accompanying Tables 8A, 8B, 9 and 10. Tables 8A, 8B and 9 list Penguin (and Puffin) series and subseries. Table 10 lists non-Penguin imprints published 1986-99 within he larger Penguin Group. These tables -- reflecting the data base from which they are drawn -- also include series and subseries for which the collection lacks examples
    A final terminological note: In the post-65 period the term "Penguin" could mean either Penguin imprint (typically, "Penguin Books", which we'd expect to find at the foot of the title page and usually on the short-title page) or Penguin publisher (in recent years, "Penguin Group", which we'd expect to find at or near the head of publisher information on the reverse of the title page). Which usage is employed depends on the context. One further clarification: Generally, we speak of Penguin imprint, but, more precisely, this usually refers to either Penguin or Puffin imprints. Puffin imprints are for children's books. At some periods in Penguin history, "Penguin" appeared on the title page for Puffin titles; for most recent periods, "Puffin" has appeared on the title page. It is simpler to say "Penguin" than always to say "Penguin or Puffin".

    TABLES 8A-8B: Penguin Series, 1966-1999

    8A: By Library Designation

    Library

    Desig.
    Series Name Publication

    Dates
     
    A1 PENGUIN BOOKS main series 1935-1989  
    A2 PENGUIN BOOKS (series no. + 10,000) 1989-1995?  
    A3 PENGUIN BOOKS (series no. + 20,000) 1993- ?  
    B1 PELICAN BOOKS 1937-1990  
    B4 PELICAN BOOKS: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1969  
    C1 PENGUIN AND PELICAN SPECIALS 1937-  
    D1 PENGUIN CLASSICS 1946-1992  
    D1.5 PENGUIN CLASSICS 039 fr.Peng.Am.Lib. 1983-1985  
    D1.6 PENGUIN CLASSICS 043 fr.Peng.Eng.Lib. 1985-1986  
    D1.7 PENGUIN CLASSICS 042 fr.Peng.Poets ?? Not held in Collection
    D4 PENGUIN CLASSICS: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1969 Not held in Collection
    D4.6 PENGUIN AUDIOBOOKS of Peng.Classics ?? Not held in Collection
    D6 PELICAN CLASSICS 1968- ?  
    F1 PENGUIN POETS 1941-  
    F1.6 PENGUIN POETS 058 1994?  
    F3 PENGUIN POETS: LIBRARY EDITION 1968-1969  
    G1 PENGUIN GUIDES 1939-1960  
    G2 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS 1942-  
    G2.5 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS 01 1981?  
    G3 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS: LIBRARY EDITION 1968 Not held in Collection
    G3.7 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS hardback 1978- ? Not held in Collection
    G5 PENGUIN TRAVEL GUIDES later series 1980-1991?  
    G6 PENGUIN REFERENCE BOOKS 1943-  
    G8 PENGUIN REFERENCE BOOKS: LIBR. ED. 1968 Not held in Collection
    H1 BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND paperback 1951-1964 Not held in Collection
    H2 BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND hardback 1952-1982?  
    H3 PELICAN HISTORY OF ART hardback 1953-1992  
    H4 PELICAN HISTORY OF ART paperback 1966-1992  
    H5.7 PENGUIN NEW ART 1971- ? Not held in Collection
    J2 PENGUIN ENGLISH LIBRARY 1965-1985  
    J4 ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK SOCIETY 1962- ? Not held in Collection
    J5 PENGUIN PLAYS 1946- ?  
    J6 PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE 1937-1959  
    K1 PUFFIN [STORY] BOOKS 1941-  
    K1.6 PUFFIN CLASSICS 1986-1990  
    K2 PUFFIN PICTURE BOOKS 1940-1965 Not held in Collection
    K8 PEACOCK BOOKS 1962-1979  
    L1 MISCELLANEOUS 1938- ?  
    L3 PENGUIN AFRICAN LIBRARY 1962- ?  
    L6 PEREGRINE BOOKS 1962- ?  
    L8 HUMMINGBIRD BOOKS 1965-1974? Not held in Collection
    M9.6 GRANTA: PAP.MAG. OF NEW WRITING 00 1983-1988  
    M9.7 GRANTA: PAP.MAG. OF NEW WRITING 01 1988-  
    N6 PELICAN SHAKESPEARE (U.S.) 1956-1966  
    P6 AUSTRALIAN PENGUIN BOOKS (AUS.) 1963- ? Not held in Collection
    P8 PERMANENT PENGUINS (AUS.) 1983? Not held in Collection
    S1 PENGUIN EDUCATION 1966-1974 Not held in Collection
    S2 ILLUSTRATED WORLD HISTORY ?? Not held in Collection
    S4 LIVES AND LETTERS 1978?-  
    S5 NEW PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE 1967- ?  
    S6 NUFFIELD PUBLICATIONS 1966- ? Not held in Collection
    S7 NUFFIELD A SERIES: CHEM. AND BIOL. ?? Not held in Collection
    S8 PENGUIN AMERICAN LIBRARY (U.S.) 1980?-1985  
    T1 PENGUIN PLAYS: LIBRARY EDITION 1968 Not held in Collection
    T2 VIKING PORTABLE LIBRARY 1978?-  
    T3 NEW PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE: LIBR. ED. 1967-1968  
    T4 PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY: LIB.ED. 1968 Not held in Collection
    T6 PENGUIN ENGLISH LIBRARY: LIBR. ED. 1968- ?  
    T7 PEREGRINE BOOKS: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1969  
    U1 ALLEN LANE THE PENGUIN PRESS 1966- ?  
    U2 PENGUIN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS 1970- ? Not held in Collection
    U3 PENGUIN MODERN PLAYWRIGHTS 1966-1970? Not held in Collection
    U4 PENGUIN MODERN PSYCHOLOGY 1966- ?  
    U5 PENGUIN NATURE ?? Not held in Collection
    U6 PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY 1967- ? Not held in Collection
    U7 PENGUIN UNIVERSITY BOOKS 1971- ? Not held in Collection
    U8 WRITING TODAY: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1968 Not held in Collection
    U9 SYRENS 1994?  
    V1 PICTURE PUFFINS 050 1985?  
    V1.5 PICTURE PUFFINS 054 1993-1994?  
    V1.6 PICTURE PUFFINS 055 ?? Not held in Collection
    V1.7 PICTURE PUFFINS 056 ?? Not held in Collection
    V2 PUFFIN BREAKTHROUGH TO LITERATURE ?? Not held in Collection
    V3 PUFFIN EXPLORERS paperback 1972-1975 Not held in Collection
    V5 PUFFIN FOLKTALES OF THE WORLD 1976? Not held in Collection
    V6 PUFFIN READERS' DIARY 1967-1973 Not held in Collection
    V6.1 PUFFIN CLUB DIARY 1973-1978 Not held in Collection
    V8 PUFFIN CHOICE (AUS.) 1983-1985 Not held in Collection
    W1 PENGUIN TROLLOPE, THE 1992-1993?  
    W2 PENGUIN QUARTERLY 1992- ? Not held in Collection
    W4 PENGUIN 60s: BRIT. SERIES 1995  
    W5 PENGUIN 60S: U. S. SERIES 1995  
    W6 PENGUIN 60s CLASSICS: BRIT. SERIES 1995  
    W7 PENGUIN 60s CLASSICS: U. S. SERIES 1995  
    W8 PENGUIN CHILDREN'S 60s: BRIT.SERIES 1996  
    W8.1 PENGUIN TRAVEL 60s: BRIT.SERIES 1996 Not held in Collection
    W9 AUSTRALIAN PENGUIN 60s 1997  
    W9.1 METHUEN POOH 70 (Peng. 60s parody) 1997  
    X2 VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS 1985?  
    X3 PLUME/PENGUIN BOOKS 1993-1995?  
    X4 PENGUIN BOOKS/ARKANA 1990-1996?  

    8B: Alphabetically by Series Name

    Library

    Desig.
    Series Name Publication

    Dates
     
    U1 ALLEN LANE THE PENGUIN PRESS 1966- ?  
    W9 AUSTRALIAN PENGUIN 60s 1997  
    P6 AUSTRALIAN PENGUIN BOOKS (AUS.) 1963- ? Not held in Collection
    H2 BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND hardback 1952-1982?  
    H1 BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND paperback 1951-1964 Not held in Collection
    J4 ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK SOCIETY 1962- ? Not held in Collection
    M9.6 GRANTA: PAP.MAG. OF NEW WRITING 00 1983-1988  
    M9.7 GRANTA: PAP.MAG. OF NEW WRITING 01 1988-  
    L8 HUMMINGBIRD BOOKS 1965-1974? Not held in Collection
    S2 ILLUSTRATED WORLD HISTORY ?? Not held in Collection
    S4 LIVES AND LETTERS 1978?-  
    W9.1 METHUEN POOH 70 (Peng. 60s parody) 1997  
    L1 MISCELLANEOUS 1938- ?  
    S5 NEW PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE 1967- ?  
    T3 NEW PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE: LIBR. ED. 1967-1968  
    S7 NUFFIELD A SERIES: CHEM. AND BIOL. ?? Not held in Collection
    S6 NUFFIELD PUBLICATIONS 1966- ? Not held in Collection
    K8 PEACOCK BOOKS 1962-1979  
    B1 PELICAN BOOKS 1937-1990  
    B4 PELICAN BOOKS: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1969  
    D6 PELICAN CLASSICS 1968- ?  
    H3 PELICAN HISTORY OF ART hardback 1953-1992  
    H4 PELICAN HISTORY OF ART paperback 1966-1992  
    N6 PELICAN SHAKESPEARE (U.S.) 1956-1966  
    W6 PENGUIN 60s CLASSICS: BRIT. SERIES 1995  
    W7 PENGUIN 60s CLASSICS: U. S. SERIES 1995  
    W4 PENGUIN 60s: BRIT. SERIES 1995  
    W5 PENGUIN 60S: U. S. SERIES 1995  
    L3 PENGUIN AFRICAN LIBRARY 1962- ?  
    S8 PENGUIN AMERICAN LIBRARY (U.S.) 1980?-1985  
    C1 PENGUIN AND PELICAN SPECIALS 1937-  
    D4.6 PENGUIN AUDIOBOOKS of Peng.Classics ?? Not held in Collection
    A1 PENGUIN BOOKS main series 1976?  
    A2 PENGUIN BOOKS (series no. + 10,000) 1989-1995?  
    A3 PENGUIN BOOKS (series no. + 20,000) 1993- ?  
    X4 PENGUIN BOOKS/ARKANA 1990-1996?  
    W8 PENGUIN CHILDREN'S 60s: BRIT.SERIES 1996  
    D1 PENGUIN CLASSICS 1946-1992  
    D1.5 PENGUIN CLASSICS 039 fr.Peng.Am.Lib. 1983-1985  
    D1.7 PENGUIN CLASSICS 042 fr.Peng.Poets ?? Not held in Collection
    D1.6 PENGUIN CLASSICS 043 fr.Peng.Eng.Lib. 1985-1986  
    D4 PENGUIN CLASSICS: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1969 Not held in Collection
    S1 PENGUIN EDUCATION 1964-1974 Not held in Collection
    J2 PENGUIN ENGLISH LIBRARY 1965-1985  
    T6 PENGUIN ENGLISH LIBRARY: LIBR. ED. 1968- ?  
    G1 PENGUIN GUIDES 1939-1960  
    G2 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS 1942-  
    G3.7 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS hardback 1978- ? Not held in Collection
    G2.5 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS 01 1981?  
    G3 PENGUIN HANDBOOKS: LIBRARY EDITION 1968 Not held in Collection
    U2 PENGUIN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS 1970- ? Not held in Collection
    U3 PENGUIN MODERN PLAYWRIGHTS 1966-1970? Not held in Collection
    U4 PENGUIN MODERN PSYCHOLOGY 1966- ?  
    U5 PENGUIN NATURE ?? Not held in Collection
    H5.7 PENGUIN NEW ART 1971- ? Not held in Collection
    J5 PENGUIN PLAYS 1946- ? Not held in Collection
    T1 PENGUIN PLAYS: LIBRARY EDITION 1968 Not held in Collection
    F1 PENGUIN POETS 1941-  
    F1.6 PENGUIN POETS 058 1994?  
    F3 PENGUIN POETS: LIBRARY EDITION 1968-1969  
    W2 PENGUIN QUARTERLY 1992- ? Not held in Collection
    G6 PENGUIN REFERENCE BOOKS 1943-  
    G8 PENGUIN REFERENCE BOOKS: LIBR. ED. 1968 Not held in Collection
    J6 PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE 1937-1959  
    U6 PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY 1967- ? Not held in Collection
    T4 PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY: LIB.ED. 1968 Not held in Collection
    W8.1 PENGUIN TRAVEL 60s: BRIT.SERIES 1996 Not held in Collection
    G5 PENGUIN TRAVEL GUIDES later series 1980-1991?  
    W1 PENGUIN TROLLOPE, THE 1992-1993?  
    U7 PENGUIN UNIVERSITY BOOKS 1971- ? Not held in Collection
    L6 PEREGRINE BOOKS 1962- ?  
    T7 PEREGRINE BOOKS: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1969  
    P8 PERMANENT PENGUINS (AUS.) 1983? Not held in Collection
    V1 PICTURE PUFFINS 050 1985?  
    V1.5 PICTURE PUFFINS 054 1993-1994?  
    V1.6 PICTURE PUFFINS 055 ?? Not held in Collection
    V1.7 PICTURE PUFFINS 056 ?? Not held in Collection
    X3 PLUME/PENGUIN BOOKS 1993-1995?  
    V2 PUFFIN BREAKTHROUGH TO LITERATURE ?? Not held in Collection
    V8 PUFFIN CHOICE (AUS.) 1983-1985 Not held in Collection
    K1.6 PUFFIN CLASSICS 1986-1990  
    V6.1 PUFFIN CLUB DIARY 1973-1978 Not held in Collection
    V3 PUFFIN EXPLORERS paperback 1972-1975 Not held in Collection
    V5 PUFFIN FOLKTALES OF THE WORLD 1976? Not held in Collection
    K2 PUFFIN PICTURE BOOKS 1940-1965 Not held in Collection
    V6 PUFFIN READERS' DIARY 1967-1973 Not held in Collection
    K1 PUFFIN [STORY] BOOKS 1941-  
    U9 SYRENS 1994?  
    T2 VIKING PORTABLE LIBRARY 1978?-  
    X2 VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS 1985?  
    U8 WRITING TODAY: LIBRARY EDITION 1967-1968 Not held in Collection

    TABLE 9: Penguin Subseries, 1966-1999

    Library

    Desig.
    Subseries Name Publication Dates  
    A1. PENGUIN BOOKS Main Series    
      Contemporary American Fiction 1985-1991?  
      Lives of Modern Women 1986?  
      Penguin Classic Crime 1986?  
      Penguin Crime Fiction 1966-1988  
      Penguin Metaphysical Library 1972?  
      Penguin Modern Masters 1976?  
      Penguin Modern Stories 1969-1972 Not held in Collection
      Penguin New Writers 1968-1969? Not held in Collection
      Penguin Phrase Books 1972?  
      Penguin Short Fiction 1983-1987?  
      Penguin Sports Library ?? Not held in Collection
      Penguin Travel Library 1989 ?  
      Writers for the Other Europe 1981-1986?  
           
    A2. PENGUIN BOOKS Main Series no. + 10,000    
      Contemporary American Fiction 1987-  
      Essential Series 1990 ?  
      King Penguin later post65 series 1981-1989?  
      Penguin Crime Fiction 1989-1995?  
      Penguin Crossword Puzzles 1989-1994?  
      Penguin Nature Library 1990-1994?  
      Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics 1985-1993?  
           
    A3. PENGUIN BOOKS Main Series no. + 20,000    
      Penguin Crime Fiction 1994-1998?  
      Penguin Mystery 1998?  
           
    B1. PELICAN BOOKS    
      Architect and Society, The 1966?  
      Concepts of the Man-Made Environment 1975?  
      New Pelican Guide to English Literature 1984?  
      Pelican Anthropology Library 1970?  
      Pelican Biographies 1970?  
      Pelican Geography Series 1970?  
      Pelican History of the United States 1971-1980?  
      Pelican Latin American Library 1971- ? Not held in Collection
      Studies in Social Pathology 1964-1983?  
      Style and Civilization 1967-1983?  
           
    B4. PELICAN BOOKS Library Edition    
      Style and Civilization: Libr. Edit. 1967-1969 Not held in Collection
    C1. PENGUIN AND PELICAN SPECIALS    
      Penguin Science Survey 1961-1968 Not held in Collection
           
    F1. PENGUIN POETS    
      Penguin Modern European Poets 1964- ?  
      Penguin Modern Poets 1962-  
      Poet to Poet 1973- ?  
           
    G3.7. PENGUIN HANDBOOKS Hardback    
      Penguin Nature Guides 1978- ? Not held in Collection
           
    G6. PENGUIN REFERENCE BOOKS    
      Penguin Atlas Series 1986-1988?  
           
    J5. PENGUIN PLAYS    
      New English Dramatists 1959-1970? Not held in Collection
           
    K1. PUFFIN [STORY] BOOKS    
      Puffin Newb.Libr. repr. by Troll Assocs. 1988?  
      Puffin Newbery Library 1993?-  
      Puffin Plus 1986?  
      Young, Puffin, A 1959?  
           
    S1. PENGUIN EDUCATION    
      Connexions ?? Not held in Collection
      Penguin Cookbooks ?? Not held in Collection
      Penguin Education Specials 1969?  
      Penguin English Poets 1971?  
      Penguin Modern Economics 1972?  
      Penguin Modern Sociology Readings 1972?  
      Penguin Passnotes 1984- Not held in Collection
      Penguin Poetry Library 1985?- Not held in Collection
      Voices ?? Not held in Collection
           
    X1.1. PICTURE PUFFINS 054    
      Puffin Pied Piper, A 1976?  
      Puffin Unicorn. A 1992- ?  
           
    X1.2. PICTURE PUFFINS 055    
      Puffin Pied Piper, A 1994?  
      Puffin Unicorn. A ?? Not held in Collection
           
    X1.3. PICTURE PUFFINS 056    
      Puffin Pied Piper, A ?? Not held in Collection
      Puffin Unicorn. A 1997?  
           
    X2. VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS    
      Penguin Books/Virago Press 1985?  

    TABLE 10: Non-Penguin Imprints within Pearson/Penguin Publishing

    This list of imprints is no doubt incomplete, particularly for British imprints. The list comes mainly from American sources. The imprint names and the types of books to which they applied may have varied over time. Even so, our list provides a feel for the complex array of imprints not directly bearing a Penguin name on the cover or title page, but showing in fine print on the verso page that the imprint was published under Pearson/Penguin publishing umbrella. Only a very few examples in the A27 Collection.
    Imprint Name Dates of Publication Type
    Ace 1998 Paperback.
    Ace/Putnam 1998 Hardcover.
    Arkana 1996-1998 Paperback.
    Berkley Books 1998-1999
    Boulevard 1998 Hardcover.
    Consumer Guides/Pub. 1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    Darkhorse Comics 1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    DAW 1998 Hardcover & paperback.
    Dial Books for Young Readers 1998 Children's.
    Dial Easy to Read 1993-1996 Children's.
    Dial Pied Piper 1993 Children's.
    Donald L. Fine 1993-1998 Hardcover.
    Dutton 1991-1998 Hardcover. Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection: Y4
    Dutton Children's Books 1998 Children's.
    Dutton Unicorn 1993-1996 Children's.
    Element 1996-1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    Elm Tree Books 1993
    Frederick Warne 1998 Children's.
    G. P. Putnam 1998 Hardcover.
    Grosset and Dunlap 1998 Children's.
    Grosset/Putnam 1998 Hardcover.
    Hamish Hamilton 1993-1996
    High Bridge Audio 1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    HP Books 1998 Paperback.
    Jeremy P. Tarcher 1989-1998 Hardcover & paperback. Libr. Designat. of Examples in
    Jove 1998 Paperback.
    Kestrel  
    Ladybird Books 1998 Children's.
    Library of America, The 1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    Mentor 1998 Paperback.
    Meridian 1996
    Mermaid 1993-1996
    Michael Joseph 1993-1996
    Monacelli Press 1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    New American Library 1996
    Onyx 1998 Paperback.
    Overlook Press 1986-1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    PaperStar 1998 Children's.
    Pavilion Books 1993-1996
    Pelham Books 1993-1996
    Penguin Putnam 1993-1996
    Penguin Studio 1998 Hardcover.
    Perigee 1998 Paperback.
    Philomel 1998 Children's.
    Plume 1992-1996 Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection: Y4.1
    Price Stern Sloan 1998 Hardcover.
    Prime Crime 1998 Paperback.
    Reader's Digest 1998 Distributed by Penguin.
    Riverhead Books 1998 Hardcover.
    Roc 1998 Paperback.
    Rough Guides 1988-1998 Distributed by Penguin. Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection:
    Signet Books 1996-1998 Paperback. Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection: Y4.2
    Signet Classics 1998 Paperback.
    Stephen Greene Press 1996
    Topaz 1998 Paperback.
    Truman Talley 1996 Paperback.
    Viking Books 1992-1999 Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection: Y2
    Viking Children's Books 1993-1998 Children's.
    Viking Compass Books  
    Viking Critical Library  
    Viking Kestrel 1986 Children's. Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection: Y2.1
    Viking Portable Library 1996
    Virago Modern Classics 1983 Libr. Designat. of Examples in Collection: Y3
    Webb & Bower 1993
    Wee Sing 1998 Children's.