Series of unabridged versions of classic works of English literature, published weekly--beginning with number 1 published
on January 14, 1896--by George Newnes, and sold for a penny apiece. The "Penny Delightfuls" in the Penny Library of Famous
Books were intended to counteract the pernicious effects of the "Penny Dreadfuls" so popular at that time.
Published weekly from January 1896, Nos. 1-46 were crown 8vo in size and issued in cream wrappers, lettered in red, blue,
green or violet; Now. 44-177 were demy 8vo, issued?as to Nos. 47-170 in pale blue wrappers pictorially printed (after Menzies)
in dark blue, as to Nos. 171-177 in pink wrappers pictorially printed after an unnamed artist.
(19-24 cm (crown-demy 8vo))
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