Essex Library (Ernest Benn)

Ernest Benn Ltd. (London, UK)
Series dates: 1931-1939
Size: 4.25″ x 6.75″

Benn’s Essex Library consisted of at least 44 titles. Jackets were common in design and seem to have remained unchanged except for variations in the titles listed on the back of the jacket. Quotes from reviews of the book are placed on the front jacket flap. A price is printed on the jacket spine.


A relatively complete list of titles is found on the rear of this jacket.


At least two bindings exist, similar except for gold stamping (see below).



The title page of one of the lower numbered books in the series faces an initial list of titles with titles to follow.


An advertisement in the Times (London) 4 Apr. 1929, p 10: