Vol 26 #147 1956
Vol 26 #148 1957
Vol 27 #154 1963 May
Vol 27 #151 1960 May
Vol 28 #155 1964 May
£5.00 Each or £20.00for all 5
Most of these have good artwork on the rear covers as well as the fronts. There is a bit of a theme here (with at least a couple of exceptions), in these days I should probably not admit that I like these covers so I wont (admit it that is).
Clements Calvin J – Dark Night Of Love 1956 £2.50
I don’t restrict myself to the “Dalesman” magazine, I look out for all their publications even when they stray out of God’s Own County (GOC).
Exploring: The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Coast (three Books)
Lakeland A to Z
Peak District Walks
Shepherds Crooks and Walking Sticks
Walking in; Airedale : Bronte Country : North Yorkshire Moors : Lower Wharfedale : Upper Wharfedale
Yorkshire Mysteries and Oddities
All are available along with many other Dalesman publications, though if you intend visiting my shop and you are interested let me know as they are all at home as I intend getting round to reading them, especially the “walking” books. As the bumper sticker should say “Bibliophiles just read about it”.
Well before paperbacks became the norm every publisher (or it seems like every publisher) had their own “Pocket Books”. Produced with differing quality and obviously different prices, though I am not convinced that any were of a low enough price to reach a massive audience.
Elizabeth Taylor famously bought Richard Burton a set of Everyman, knocking on for a thousand books. The choice of “Oxford World Classic” titles I suspect was influenced by a degree of nepotism, though that shouldn’t be surprising as “Oxbridge” thrives and is built on nepotism.
I am particularly drawn to the “Nelson” blue faux leather series. I have well over a thousand titles though from various publishers and some very “attractive” sets, nearly all are well bound and some have very striking dust jackets.
LEATHERWORK Home Handicraft Series by L Johnson 1949 £4.00
The Technique of Mountaineering – J E B Wright 1955 £3.00
Now We Are Sixty – by Christopher Matthew. I could nor remove the stains off the dust jacket, but when I checked on ABE, every book illustrated had identical stains in the same places. £2.00
PEKINGESE – Herminie Warner Hill – Foyles Handbook £1.00
Digests, but not as we know them Jim, this is from the period when from some reason the publishers sought to supersize, bigger than A4.
Vol 72 #1 Sept ’63 – ; Winston P Sanders, Rick Raphael, William J Smith, Frank A Javor. James R Hall
Vol 72 #4 Dec ’63 Frank Herbert, Walter Bupp, Poul Anderson, Jonathan Blake MacKenzie
Vol 72 #5 Jan ’64 ; Randell Garrett, Walt & Leigh Richmond, Norman Spinrad, John Brunner, Frank Herbert
Vol 72 #6 Feb ’64 ; Dean McLaughlin, Richard L Davis, Christopher Anvil. Frank Herbert
Vol 73 #1 March ’64 ; Murray Leinster, Norman Spinrad, Robin Scott, Walt and Leigh Richmond
Vol 74 #1 Dec ’64 ; Murray Leinster, Walt and Leigh Richmond, Christopher Anvil, Harry Harrison, Mack Reynolds
ALL AVAILABLE FOR £2.50
Colne Valley – Official Guide and Industrial Handbook 1973. 36 page illustrated with fold out map £5.00
FLYING EGGS AND THINGS More Pennine Tales – Henry Livings 126 page hardback with dj £2.50
THE DRINKERS GUIDE TO WALKING – Yorkshire and Humberside 128 pages with illustrations and maps. You must know someone for whom this is a perfect present, though I would have thought the answer to the title is “Don’t”. £SOLD
Through Highways and By-Ways with Bonaventure – Country walks around Huddersfield by Arnold Brook. Published in 1949 by The Huddersfield Examiner, 80 pages with illustrations and maps, small enough to slip in your pocket. £2.50