Collection: Mitchell Penguin Books
Classmark: Mitchell O 00.95 PEN
Penguin Books was founded by
Penguin went on to publish many different series of books, including Pelicans (non-fiction), Puffins (for children) and Penguin Specials (on topical issues). Controversially, it published D. H. Lawrence's Lasy Chatterley's Lover in 1960.
This set of Penguin books was collected by Dr Angus Mitchell, former Chair of the University Court.
Penguin books published before 1961 (almost complete set), also some Penguin books published in the 1960s. Dr Mitchell also collected Penguin promotional material and ephemera and this material is also included in the collection along with his notes on collecting.
Extent: approx 3500 books
Custodial history: The collection was donated to the Library by Dr Angus Mitchell, formerly Chair of the University Court.
Accruals: Attempts are made to fill the small number of gaps in the collection up to 1961.
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