Thursday, 23 May 2013

Cerise Penguins in my Collection (Travel and Adventure)

Penguin book publishers originally colour coded their publications beginning in 1935. The cerise (pink) Penguin books were Travel and Adventure.  I am trying to acquire all of the cerise Penguins that were first published by Penguin and I am almost there. The cerise list is part of the overall main Penguin series numbered from 1 to approximately 3000.

I still need 9 books that are first published copies.  See my list below to see which ones I still need.  The highlighted  names below are books I have that  are safely stored in my collection.

(The check list was written by Martin Yates from the Penguin Collection Society- March 2008)

Penguin No.
60       The Dark Invader by Captain von Rintelen=Frnz 
           Rintelen von Kleis
66       The Surgeon's Log by James Johnston Abraham
67       My South Sea Island by Eric Muspratt
68       With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet by Alexandra 
69       Some Experiences of a New Guinea Resident  
           Magistrate (1) by C.A.W. Monckton
70       Some Experiences of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate (2) by C.A.W. Monckton
82       Undertones of War by Edmund Blunden
99       The Worst Journey in the World (1) by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
100     The Worst Journey in the World (2) by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
113     The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara by Rosita Forbes
126     Trader Horn: Alfred Aloysius Horn
133     Watkins' Last Expedition by F. Spencer Chapman
139     Flying Dutchman- The Life of Anthony Fokker by Anthony Fokker & Bruce Gould
148     The Land that God Gave Cain by James M. Scott
149     Winged Warfare by W.A. Bishop V.C.
161     North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
168     The House of Exile by Nora Waln
183     The of the Firecrest by Alain Gerbault
187     The Egypt's Gold by David Scott
193     Sledge- The British Trans Greenland Expedition 1934 by Martin Lindsay, Frank Wilson
198     Amateur Adventure by K.C. Gandar Dower
202     The Escaping Club by A.J. Evans
205     From Red Sea to Blue Nile by Rosita Forbes
223      Two Vagabonds in Serbia and Montenegro 1915 by Jan and Cora Gordon
226     Across Lapland with Sledge and Reindeer by Olive Murray Chapman
233     Those Greenland Days by Martin Lindsay
236     The Southseaman- A Life Story of a Schooner by Weston Martyr
242     Hindoo Holiday- An Indian Journal by J.R. Ackerley
255     Arctic Village by Robert Marshall
258     Wild Oats by Eric Muspratt
261     Marching on Tanga by Francis Brett Young (originally published in orange cover but reprinted   
           to reflect correct cerise cover) 
281     Within Four Walls by M.C.C. Harrison
286     The Tunnellers of Holzminden by H.G. Dunford
287     Cage-Birds by H.E. Hervey (need first published copy of this book)
290     Russian Road to India by Kabul and Samarkand by Rosita Forbes
294     Siamese White by Maurice Collis
298     Ju-Ju and Justice in Nigeria  (told by) Frank Hives and written by Gascoine Lumley
309     Eastern Flights- A Record of Escape by Alan Bott
310     My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David - Neel (need first published copy of this book)
315     The Land of the Blue Poppy by F. Kingdon Ward
347     Trade Winds by Louis Kornitzer
360     An Air Fighter's Scrap-Book by Ira Jones
363     Dialogue with Death by Arthur Koestler; translated by Trevor and Phyllis Blewitt
369     A Naturalist Goes to War by Philip Gosse
374     English Captain by Tom Wintringham (need first published of this book)
405     Passenger to Teheran by Vita Sackville-West
417     South Latitude by F.D. Ommanney
424     Sporting Adventure by James Wentworth Day
426     Sea Escapes and Adventures by Taffrail = Taprell Dorling
431     Russian Newsreel An Eye Witness a/c of the Soviet Union at War by Charlotte Haldane
439     Guerrilla War in Abyssinia by W.E.D. Allen
440     The 6,000 Beards of Athos by Ralph H. Brewster
441     Into Madagascar by K.C. Gandar Dower
448     A Game Warden Among his Charges by C.R.S. Pitman
458     The Cruise of the Cachalot by Frank Thomas Bullen  (need first published copy of this book)
465     Sea and Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence
467     The Russian Campaigns 1941-43 (the sequel No 518 later published in grey cover)by WED 
           Allen & Paul Muratoff
479     The Southern Gates of Arabia by Freya Stark
483     Fountains in the Sand by Norman Douglas
490     Escape to Switzerland also published as Services Edition SE 2 by G.R. de Beer
491     Africa Dances by Geoffrey Gorer
492     A South Sea Diary by S.W. Powell
502     Together by Norman Douglas
527     Hashish by Henry de Monfreid
530     Traveller from Tokyo by John Morris
533     Sea Adventures by Henry de Monfreid
541     Pearls and Men by Louis Kornitzer
559     The Lawless Roads by Graham Greene
578     Two Years Before the Mast (double volume) Richard Henry Dana
607     Lord Anson's Voyage Round the World 1740- 44 by Richard Walter
619     African Discovery-An Anthology of Exploration ed by Margery Perham & Jack Simmons
625     Siren Land by Norman Douglas
678     The Oregon Trail- Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain by Francis Parkman (double vol)
756     Etruscan Places by D.H. Lawrence
784     The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
846     Ten Years Under the Earth by Norbert Casteret, Burrows Massey trans from 3 French titles
878     The Valleys of the Assassins by Freya Stark
898     The Sea and the Jungle by H.M. Tomlinson
913     Out of Africa by Karen Blixen = Isak Dinesen
1015   Desert and Forest by L.M. Nesbitt (need first published copy of this book)
1036   Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett
1048   Beyond the Mexique Bay by Aldous Huxley
1142   One's Company by Peter Fleming
1155   The Essential T.E. Lawrence (No 1015 on spine) by T.E. Lawrence
1157   Passages from Arabia Deserta by Charles Montagu Doughty
1184   Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming
1186   Return to Paradise by James Michener
1228   The Overloaded Ark by Gerald Durrell
1230   The Alleys of Marrakesh by Peter Mayne
1266   The Bafut Beagles by Gerald Durrell  
1314   The Drunken Forest (reprint) Gerald Durrell (reprint-need first published copy)
1399   My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (need first published copy)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Australian Penguins Owned

The rugged Australian Penguin collection.

The Australian Book List is below. I will continually add to it as I collect more titles in this particular series. The books highlighted in light orange are ones I currently own. The ones that are not highlighted are ones I still need for my collection.

Number      Title                   Author/Date Published

AU 01        To The Islands by Randolph Stow- 1962
AU 02        Kangaroo Tales: Australian Stories for Children: Selected by R Wighton -1963
AU 03        Three Australian Plays by A Seymour; D Stewart; H Porter- 1963 
AU 04        The Penguin Australian Song Book: compiled by J.S. Manifold- 1964
AU 05        The Aunt's Story by Patrick White- 1963
AU 06        The Australian Ugliness by Robin Boyd- 1963
AU 07        The Art of Australia by Robert Hughes (1966 withdrawn, reissued 1970)
AU 08        The Literature of Australia: Edited by Geoffrey Dutton- 1964 
AU 09        The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads: Edited by Russel Ward- 1964
AU 10        The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd- 1964
AU 11        Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White- 1964
AU 12        The Lucky Country: Australia in the 60's by Donald Horne- 1964 (reprint)
AU 13        Investment in Australia by Donald Merry & Gordon Bruns- 1965
AU 14        Gardening for Australians by RTM Pescott- 1965
AU 15        Tourmaline by Randolph Stow- 1965
AU 16        The Pink and the Brown by Hugh Atkinson- 1965 (also known as No 2655 in main  
                   Penguin series. )
AU 17        Wild Cat Falling by Colin Johnson- 1966
AU 20        The Merry-go-round in the Sea by Randolph Stow- 1965
AU 23        New Directions in Australian Foreign Policy (Ally, Satellite or Neutral?) Aus Pelican
AU 25        Tides & Eddies by Maie Casey 1966 
AU 26        The Letters of Rachel Henning: Edited by David Adams, Drawings by Norman Lindsay-  
AU 27         Afternoon Light by Sir Robert Menzies - 1969