Kingfisher Library

Edward Arnold & Co. (London, UK)
Series dates: 1931-1952
Size: 4.5″ x 7″

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Arnold’s Kingfisher Library was issued in two periods, with about a dozen titles published the early 1930s (the book shown here is 1932) and another half-dozen published in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

As with many publisher series, the books are drawn from Arnold’s back catalog. There is a particular emphasis on travel, exploration and adventure. The jackets are common in design, with author/title printed in a box on the front of the jacket.

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A catalog of titles (as of 1932) is included on the back of the jacket. The price is 3s. 6d.

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Cloth binding is stamped with the kingfisher logo and the name of the series. The series name is included in the book itself.

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The end of the book devotes four pages to descriptions of the books in the series (click for more detail).

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