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Penny Library of Famous Books
Sadlier 3643  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
177 volumes (19-24 cm (crown-demy 8vo))
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.