King Penguins

King Penguin Books was a series of pocket-sized monographs published between 1939 and 1959. The books were the first Penguins to feature hardback covers as well as color printing.

K1 British Birds on Lake River and Stream 1939
K2 Book of Roses 1939
K3 A Book of Ships Charles Mitchell 1941
K4 Portraits of Christ 1941
K5 Caricature 1941
K6 British Shells 1943
K7 Fashions and Fashion Plates 1943
K8 Elizabethan Miniatures Winter, Carl 1943
K9 Microcosm of London Rowlandson, T. 1943
K10 Bayeux Tapestry Queen Mathilda 1943
K11 Fishes of Britain’s Rivers and Lakes Norman, J.R. 1943
K12 Poets’ Corner Max Beerbohm 1943
K13 Edible Fungi 1943
K14 Book of Lillies 1944
K15 Seashore Life and Pattern 1944
K16 Children as Artists 1945
K17 Leaves of Southwell Pevsner N. 1945
K18 Some British Moths 1945
K19 Garden Birds 1945
K20 English Ballet Leeper, Janet 1944
K21 Popular Art in Britain 1945
K22 Heraldry in England 1946
K23 Poisonous Fungi 1945
K24 Birds of the Sea 1945
K25 Ur: The First Phases 1947
K26 Book of Toys 1946
K27 Flowers of Marsh and Stream 1946
K28 Book of English Clocks 1947
K29 Flowers of the Woods Curtis, William 1947
K30 Wood Engravings Berwick, Thomas 1947
K31 English Book Illustrations 1800-1900 1947
K32 A Christmas Carol Dickens, Charles 1946
K33 Russian Icons 1947
K34 English Tradition in Design 1947
K35 Book of Spiders 1947
K36 Ballooning 1948
K37 Wild Flowers of the Chalk 1947
K38 Compliments of the Season 1947
K39 Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer Barlow, T.D. 1948
K40 Edward Gordon Craig Leeper, Janet 1948
K41 British Butterflies 1951
K42 British Military Uniforms Laver, James 1948
K43 Prospect of Wales 1948
K44 Tulipomania 1950
K45 Unknown Westminster Abbey Tanner, L.E. 1948
K46 Highland Dress 1948
K47 British Reptiles and Amphibia 1949
K48 Book of Scripts 1949
K49 Some British Beetles Taylor, Geoffrey 1949
K50 Popular art in the United States Christensen, Erwin O. 1949
K51 Life in English Village Edward Bawden 1949
K52 Isle of Wight 1950
K53 Flowers of the Meadow 1950
K54 Greek Terracottas 1951
K55 Romney Marsh 1950
K56 Early British Railways 1950
K57 Book of Mosses 1950
K58 Book of Ducks 1951
K59 Ackermann’s Cambridge 1951
K60 Crown Jewels Chadwick, Paxton 1951
K61 Atlas of Tudor England John Speed 1951
K62 Medieval Carvings in Exeter 1953
K63 Book of Greek Coins 1952
K64 Magic Books from Mexico 1953
K65 Semi-Precious Stones 1953
K66 Birds of the Plata 1952
K67 Mountain Birds G.E.Lodge 1952
K68 Animals in Staffordshire Pottery Rackham, Bernard 1953
K69 Ackermann’s Oxford Colvin, H.M. 1954
K70 Diverting History of John Gilpin Cowper, William 1953
K71 Egyptian Paintings Nina M Davies 1954
K72 Misericords 1954
K73 Picture of Cricket Arlott, John 1955
K74 Woodland Birds 1955
K75 Monumental Brasses James Mann
K76 Sculpture of the Parthenon P.E.Corbett 1959
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One comment on “King Penguins

  1. It’s good, but more authors’ names are needed, and more editorial detail – i.e., name of editor in each case, number of illustrations, name of artist, etc. All this data is easily available online.

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